25 Dead Cats Found Hanging in Trees

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    Apr 25, 2014 11:01 PM GMT
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    NYT: Glenn Stefanik was working with his crew from the Yonkers Department of Public Works on Thursday morning, clearing debris from a wooded area overlooking the Hudson River, when he caught sight of something strange.

    An animal was dangling from a tree branch. It was eviscerated and hard to make out at first, so he looked closer. A white cat had been strung up from a branch of a crooked tree. Next to it hung a black bag.

    “We pulled on the bag and a little black kitten fell out,” he said on Friday. “It was a day or two old.”

    More than two dozen bags just like that one would be found hanging in branches above a tangle of vines and empty beer bottles.

    At least 25 dead cats were found, their remains in various states of decomposition, stuffed in the kind of plastic bags one gets at a bodega. The killings most likely started as long as a year ago, based on the state of skeletal remains, and continued right up until this week, according to the authorities.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/26/nyregion/25-dead-cats-found-hanging-in-trees-in-yonkers.html?hp
  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 26, 2014 1:09 AM GMT
    The dog did it!!

    But seriously, I'm not too far north of there and my property overlooks the Hudson. icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 26, 2014 1:16 AM GMT
    I would feel weird about it coolarmydude.
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    Apr 26, 2014 2:44 AM GMT
    it is no secret that the world is being overrun by feral cats. Something needs to be done. Im not talking about killing Mr Pebbles, but any rural areas is overrun with fucking cats!!!
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    Apr 26, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    hairyandym saidit is no secret that the world is being overrun by feral cats. Something needs to be done. Im not talking about killing Mr Pebbles, but any rural areas is overrun with fucking cats!!!
    Yonkers is a large city, not a rural area. This is disgusting. I thought cruelty against animals was a serious crimeicon_exclaim.gif
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    Apr 26, 2014 3:21 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    hairyandym saidit is no secret that the world is being overrun by feral cats. Something needs to be done. Im not talking about killing Mr Pebbles, but any rural areas is overrun with fucking cats!!!
    Yonkers is a large city, not a rural area. This is disgusting. I thought cruelty against animals was a serious crime icon_exclaim.gif

    Yes. From the article:

    Killing a cat in a “depraved and sadistic manner” is a felony in New York, punishable with a fine of as much as $5,000 and up to five years in prison.
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    Apr 26, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    roadbikeRob said
    hairyandym saidit is no secret that the world is being overrun by feral cats. Something needs to be done. Im not talking about killing Mr Pebbles, but any rural areas is overrun with fucking cats!!!
    Yonkers is a large city, not a rural area. This is disgusting. I thought cruelty against animals was a serious crime icon_exclaim.gif

    Yes. From the article:

    Killing a cat in a “depraved and sadistic manner” is a felony in New York, punishable with a fine of as much as $5,000 and up to five years in prison.
    Are dogs protected in a similar legal mannericon_question.gif I despise animal crueltyicon_mad.gif
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    Apr 26, 2014 3:45 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Art_Deco said
    roadbikeRob said
    hairyandym saidit is no secret that the world is being overrun by feral cats. Something needs to be done. Im not talking about killing Mr Pebbles, but any rural areas is overrun with fucking cats!!!
    Yonkers is a large city, not a rural area. This is disgusting. I thought cruelty against animals was a serious crime icon_exclaim.gif

    Yes. From the article:

    Killing a cat in a “depraved and sadistic manner” is a felony in New York, punishable with a fine of as much as $5,000 and up to five years in prison.

    Are dogs protected in a similar legal mannericon_question.gif I despise animal crueltyicon_mad.gif

    I only quoted from the article, so I don't know. But it would seem likely that dogs are also covered under the New York law.
  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 27, 2014 2:02 PM GMT
    Naww....poor cats...Does anyone remember the youtube sensation that was "The cat bin lady"?