YONKERS, N.Y. -- A memorial service for the cats found beaten to death late last month in Yonkers has been organized by local advocate Kristin A. Crage in the C.H. Martin Department Store parking lot at John and James Street on Saturday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m.
At least 25 cats were killed, many of whom were placed in plastic bags and hung from a tree. As the investigation continues, compassionate citizens will have the opportunity to pay their respects and mourn the deaths of the felines.
Alley Cat Allies, a national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection of cats, will provide white flowers for attendees to carry at the memorial. The nonprofit will also provide a sharegraphic to post on social media — with the symbolic white flower — so supporters from across the country can participate virtually. The image is available on its website.
A large floral wreath with the text “In Memory of the Cats” will be placed at the site where the cats’ bodies were found. Ordained minister Dina Lenore Cirigliano will give the eulogy.
“Humans do not own this earth,” Crage said in a statement. “We share it with animals, and it's our responsibility to protect, watch over and respect them. All they want is our kindness.”