Dead cats found hanging from trees in NYC suburb

(AP)

Dead Cats

Twenty-five dead cats have been found in plastic bags hanging from trees in a New York City suburb.

An investigator says at least some of them were killed with blows to the head.

Ernest Lungaro of the local branch Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Friday that 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 the suburb of Yonkers. Some of the cats were skeletons and some had been dead for only three days. A city cleanup crew found them Thursday.

Lungaro said there has been some tension in the neighborhood over some residents feeding a large population of feral cats.

The SPCA and Yonkers police are investigating.

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