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      Winnebago County animal abuse case

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      TOWN OF CLAYTON - An animal abuse case is under investigation in Winnebago County.Sheriff's officials say a large domestic short-haired cat was found dead on Feb. 15 on the Wiouwash State Trail near the Friendship Trail in the town of Clayton. Investigators say the cat was tied to a bench by a rope with numerous knots in it.The cat is estimated to be a 1 to 2-year-old male. It is black with a white patch along its chest, abdomen, and back of its paws.If you have any information regarding this animal or incident, please call the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office at (920) 236-7316.