UPDATE: THURSDAY 4/19/18
Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith tells Local 5 that the woman involved in the incident has turned herself in.
Smith says that the woman apparently hit the cat with her car and didn’t know what to do.
Police have referred the matter to the Brown County District Attorney’s Office for possible charges including mistreating an animal, and abandoning an animal.
Smith adds that if you don’t know what to do in a sitution like this one, simply call police to handle it.
WEDNESDAY 4/18/2018 10:36
Green Bay Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly left a cat in a dumpster Tuesday morning.
Humane Officer Mallory Meves says they received a call from the housing authority manager at 1424 Admiral Court – the Mason Manor Retirement Community – who reported that someone was about to throw their trash out when they noticed the cat still alive inside the dumpster.
Surveillance shows that around 10:41 a.m., a red or maroon hatch-style vehicle pulled into the lot and disposed of the cat along with trash. Meves says that two occupants were in the vehicle at the time.
Meves says she responded to the call around 1 p.m. and found the cat described as a 7 to 8-year-old short-haired female Torbie with black, white and orange fur.
“We take this kind of stuff seriously,” Meves said. “That animal was treated in a cruel manner. It’s not humane and it’s not going to be tolerated.”
Meves said the cat was not able to stand on its own, was severely dehydrated, and may have had a possible heart issue. Meves adds that the cat was immediately removed from the dumpster and taken to the Wisconsin Humane Society for evaluation. It was later euthanized due to its poor condition.
“The animal should’ve been turned over to our humane division prior to just disposing of it in a dumpster,” Meves said. “We likely could’ve gotten that animal medical treatment and saved its life.”
Meves adds that the suspect could face jail time due to the condition the cat was in. Nobody is in custody at this time. If you have any information, you’re asked to contact Green Bay Police