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Reward Offered in Horrific Killing of 25 Cats in Yonkers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 10:30am
Reward Offered in Horrific Killing of 25 Cats in Yonkers

The ASPCA is contributing $5,000 toward a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a gruesome cat killing case that stunned New York’s Westchester County last week. On April 24, dozens of deceased cats in various states of decomposition were discovered in black plastic bags hanging from a tree in the community of Yonkers.

The ASPCA’s reward is in addition to $13,250 being offered by the SPCA of Westchester, the lead agency on the case. Shannon Laukhuf, executive director of the SPCA of Westchester, announced the reward on Tuesday. Other organizations contributing to the reward include the Humane Society of the United States, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Defense of Animals Fund, and Alley Cat Allies.

“This is a truly disturbing case of animal cruelty,” says Stacy Wolf, Senior Vice President of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group. “While our ultimate hope is that these types of heinous acts never occur, this is a message that cruelty toward animals will not be tolerated in our society. We thank the SPCA of Westchester for its commitment to finding justice for these innocent cats.” 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the SPCA of Westchester’s confidential hotline at (914) 941-7797.

Please be vigilant in your community and report suspected animal abuse. Visit our Fight Cruelty section to learn which agencies are responsible for investigating and enforcing anti-cruelty laws in your area. 

Photo courtesy of: SPCA of Westchester

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Trish

I'm speechless! How anyone could do this. I hope this person is prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Some people think abusing a big deal they hurt animals, its a huge red flag he or she might be moving on to people.

Mike

Seriously? We live in a society where murdering unborn children is totally acceptable and you actually wonder "How anyone could do this."? Where a girl gives birth to a baby & dumps it in an alley in a Wal-Mart bag to die because it looks like her Ex? Where someone beats a 4month old baby to death because it wouldn't stop crying? I've actually lost count of the number of those stories I've read. How sad is that?

Lisa

Fuck you! Don't try to sweep this horrible incident under the rug by playing the "This evil is worse than that evil!" game. It's just a ploy to distract people from stopping evil in all the forms it comes in.

Kimberley Schmidt

get off this site and keep your comments to yourself if you are going to be unkind

Pam

Ditto

Pam

It's all bad but we are trying to focus on the cats.

jackie

yeah i agree with you pam this is a terrible world where so many people and animals are abused. the article is about the cats though and there's no moral difference between a human and a cat. it's a hard thing to grasp but to say otherwise, MIKE, will be speciecist arrogance

Sunshine

You are so right Lisa. !

Carolyn

Obviously someone who doesn't care about animals. Right on Lisa!

Darkness

YOU GO SUNSHINE!

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