Last April, the tragic story of at least 25 cats found dead in a vacant lot in Yonkers, New York shocked the community and made headlines across the country. Fortunately, after an investigation by the SPCA of Westchester, and the support of advocates like you, a suspect has been charged in the cruelty case. Now, good news is finally coming to Westchester County, NY. Alley Cat Allies is implementing humane education programs and lifesaving initiatives that will protect the cats in Yonkers and address their needs. A targeted Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program is up and running in Yonkers, providing community cats with care and support. Alley Cat Allies recently provided New Rochelle Humane Society with a $5,000 grant which residents can use for neutering community cats in the county. We are also hosting a TNR workshop at New Rochelle Humane Society on January 15 at 6:30PM to teach people how to help cats. The Cat Protection Council of Westchester was formed in July to help the SPCA address animal cruelty cases in the county. In the wake of tragedy, Yonkers has risen to the challenge of ensuring the cats in their community are protected through lifesaving programs like TNR. The Yonkers community has sent a clear message: they care about cats and want to see them protected.