At least 15 cats, kittens shot to death in western Wisconsin

The cats were found in a rural area, next to a pile of cat food.
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The Dunn County Humane Society intentionally blurred the photo. 

The Dunn County Humane Society intentionally blurred the photo. 

Nearly three-dozen cats and kittens were abandoned on the side of a western Wisconsin road, with at least 15 of them shot to death. 

The Dunn County Humane Society said the cats were killed in rural Dunn County, specifically near the Dunnville bottoms in the southwest corner of Spring Brook – approximately an hour east of the Twin Cities. 

Eighteen cats and kittens were rescued at 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," the humane society said. 

A $3,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can provide a tip that leads to the arrest of anyone involved in the killing of the cats. Tips should be provided to the Dunn County Sheriff's Office. 

In Wisconsin, it is unlawful to treat any animal in a "cruel manner," which is defined as "causing unnecessary and excessive pain or suffering or unjustifiable injury or death."

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