Police in Yonkers, N.Y., are looking for who is responsible for hanging as many as 30 dead cats in plastic bags from a tree in a vacant lot, according to local media reports.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals joined police in the New York suburb in responding to the discovery on Thursday morning, according to the Yonkers Daily Voice.
Police said the cats were in different stages of decomposition and would have to be analyzed to determine cause of death.
Ernest Lungaro, the director of the SPCA of Westchester County’s Humane Law Enforcement Division, told the Journal News that it appeared each cat had been put into a bag after it had died.
"It's something very odd," Lungaro told the Journal News. "It's a lot of cats to be disposed of in a year."
Officials believe the cats were hung there over the last year.