Joint Press Release Regarding Cat Shooting

PRESS RELEASE REGARDING SHOOTING OF 15 CATS IN RURAL DUNN COUNTY Dunn County Humane Society (715) 232-9790 Dunn County Sheriff’s Office (715) 232-1348

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/28/2021 Seeking information in the shooting of numerous cats: Menomonie, WI: A $3,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest of the person or persons responsible for shooting at least 15 cats in rural Dunn County. The offense took place near the Dunnville bottoms in the southwest corner of the township of Spring Brook in Dunn County. 18 live cats and kittens were successfully rescued, and 15 deceased cats and kittens were recovered from the scene. It appears that someone abandoned these cats on the side of the road, next to a pile of cat food. Someone then shot and killed at least 15 of those abandoned cats and kittens.

Wisconsin Statute 951.02 states: “No person may treat any animal, whether belonging to the person or another, in a cruel manner.” In this chapter, the definition for cruel means causing unnecessary and excessive pain or suffering or unjustifiable injury or death.

All inquiries and tips regarding this matter should be directed to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office. Please contact the Sheriff's Office directly or anonymously report any information you may have on this incident through

UPDATE 5/7/21: The reward for information leading to the person/people responsible for this act has been raised to $10,000. Please report any tips directly to the Dunn County Sheriff's Department! ** $10,000 reward offered for information leading to an arrest of the person or persons responsible for shooting these cats**