Dead cats found hanging from trees in NYC suburb

KSN News (file)
KSN News

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) – Necropsies will be performed on about 25 dead cats that were found inside neatly-tied plastic bags hanging from tree limbs in a New York City suburb.

Authorities say the cats found Thursday morning in a wooded area of Yonkers were in various stages of decomposition.

Ernest Lungaro is director of the SPCA of Westchester’s Humane Law Enforcement Division. He tells The Journal News newspaper that it appears the cats were dead before being put into the bags because any cat would have been able to claw its way out.

Authorities say it is too early to tell whether someone had killed the cats or were just disposing of their bodies. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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