Yonkers police and the SPCA are investigating. Lungaro said some people were being questioned but he would not say whether there was a suspect.
He said there are many feral cats in the area and there has been some tension over feeding stations that some residents have established.
“Some people get frustrated with the people who feed them,” he said. He said it was possible the dead cats were put in the trees “to taunt the people that are feeding the cats.”
A Maryland organization called Alley Cat Allies, which supports neutering programs for feral cats, offered a $750 reward for information leading to an arrest
Lungaro cautioned, however, that investigators had not yet established that the dead cats were feral. There has been no string of missing pets, he said, but “we are starting to get calls from people whose pets were lost.”