Animal rescue workers in Westchester have taken in numerous homeless cats and kittens found in the same location where 25 dead cats were found in plastic bags hanging from a tree last April.
The SPCA of Westchester said workers rescued the cats from Overlook Terrace in Yonkers last week. They'd been living in squalid conditions in a back alley and "multiplied significantly in the last few months," it said in a news release.
All the cats needed immediate veterinary attention for eye infections and upper respiratory ailments, the SPCA said. Their dispositions range from very friendly to feral.
The agency said some of the cats are social and can be adopted into homes, but it's looking more urgently for barn homes or homes with outdoor structures that can accommodate the feral cats.
In the meantime, the SPCA is continuing to work the Yonkers Police in the investigation into the violent killings of the cats found hanging from the tree.