Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 30 October 2014

Dead cats hung from trees in bags

Police are investigating after 25 cats were found in plastic bags hanging from trees in a New York City suburb

At least some of the 25 cats found in plastic bags hanging from trees in a New York City suburb were killed with blows to the head, an investigator said.

Ernest Lungaro, of the Westchester County SPCA, said tests on three cats revealed blunt trauma to the head.

He said a baseball bat, two shovels and a metal pipe were found near the scene in Yonkers. Some of the cats were just skeletons and some had been dead for only three days. A city clean-up crew found them.

Mr Lungaro said there has been some tension in the neighbourhood over feeding stations some residents set up for a large population of feral cats.

The SPCA and Yonkers police are investigating. Mr Lungaro said it was too soon to say there is a suspect.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz