Even though rewards have been offered by Alley Cat Allies and other animal support groups, suspects or persons of interest have yet to be identified in the horrific murder case of at least 25 cats in Yonkers. Alley Cat Allies arranged a town hall meeting on May 15, 2014, to discuss the investigation.
The dead bodies of the cats were discovered in April, many of which were found in plastic bags hanging from a tree. The gruesome details were quickly reported in the New York Times and other media outlets.
In addition to the details of this case, local animal protection issues within the community will be part of the town hall meeting discussion.
Earlier this week, Alley Cat Allies announced the formation of the Westchester Council to Protect Cats. Representatives from local animal groups, concerned citizens and a representative from Alley Cat Allies have joined forces to provide advice on cat protection issues and advocate for proactive programs to protect cats.
Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, had this to say in this week’s press release:
“Intentionally killing a cat—pet, stray and feral—is against the law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We are invested in the community and we offer our full support throughout the investigation and beyond.”
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact local police or the SPCA of Westchester confidential hotline at 914-941-7797.
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