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Woman Faces Charges in Onalaska Cat Burglary

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- A 46-year-old woman is facing burglary and damage charges for allegedly breaking into an Onalaska animal shelter to steal back her cats.

Lee Ann Shore smashed a window Sunday night and took 15 cats, including eight that animal control officers had seized from her La Crosse apartment.

Humane Society officials suspected Shore because she left behind a teal jacket they had seen her wearing.

According to criminal charges filed Friday, investigators later discovered 12 of the missing cats were rounded up by a no-kill shelter in a Holmen field.

Coulee Region Humane Society director Heather Hankins said two adult cats and one kitten remain at large but the recovered animals are doing well.


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