Alley Cat Allies is hosting a Town Hall meeting in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, on May 15, 2014 regarding the open investigation into the cat killings in Yonkers last month. The meeting is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and speakers include the Westchester County Executive’s Chief of Staff George Oros, City Council member Corazon Pineda, and representatives from the Mayor’s office and the District Attorney’s office.
At the end of April, 25 dead cats were found hanging from trees in Yonkers. The gruesome discovery was made by sanitation workers. The cats had been killed by blows to the head and then placed in plastic bags that were tied to trees. No suspects have been identified in the investigation.
“Intentionally killing a cat—pet, stray and feral—is against the law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia,” says Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies. “We are invested in the community and we offer our full support throughout the investigation and beyond.”
Alley Cat Allies is a national advocacy organization dedicated to the humane treatment and protection of cats. It's mission is to work with communities “to protect and improve the lives of cats.”
Recently, Alley Cat Allies announced a new coalition – Westchester Council to Protect Cats – an organization that will “provide advice on cat protection issues and advocate for proactive programs to protect cats.” The coalition features concerned citizens and representatives from local animal groups including Alley Cat Allies.
The Town Hall meeting will be located at Riverview Restaurant on 1 Warburton Avenue.
A large reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information should call Yonkers police at 914-377-7724 or SPCA Animal Cruelty Hotline at 914-941-7797.
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