Winnebago County animal abuse case

File photo.
File photo.
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.