Dead cats found hanging from trees in NYC suburb

In this April 24, 2014 photo provided by the SPCA of Westchester's Humane Law Enforcement Division, plastic bags containing the remains of about 25 cats are hanging from a tree in a wooded area in Yonkers, N.Y. Authorities say it is too early to tell whether someone had killed the cats or were just disposing of their bodies. (AP Photo/SPCA of Westchester's Humane Law Enforcement Division)
April 25, 2014 8:30:42 AM PDT
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.


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