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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Dead cats hung from trees in bags

Published 25/04/2014 | 17:02

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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.

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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.

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