Spencer the Cat Arrest


((NATE)) AN ASHWAUBENON WOMAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER POLICE FOUND A CAT ((NATE)) AN ASHWAUBENON WOMAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER POLICE FOUND A CAT ABANDONED IN A DUMPSTER TUESDAY. ((CHELLY)) LOCAL FIVE’S ERINN TAYLOR BRINGS US THE LATEST ON THE SITUATION. IT ALL STARTED WITH A FAINT MEOW COMING FROM A DUMPSTER… CAPT. JODY CROCKER – ASHWAUBENON PUBLIC SAFETY HE WENT TO INVESTIGATE, THINKING THAT THERE WAS A CAT IN THERE THAT WAS PROBABLY UNABLE TO CLIMB UP THE STEEL WALLS OF THE DUMPSTER. BUT THE SITUATION WAS A BIT MORE COMPLICATED THAN THAT. CAPT. CROCKER AND HE STARTED DIGGING THROUGH BAGS AND MOVING BAGS, AND AS HE WAS MOVING THE BAGS HE COULD HERE THE CRY OF THE CAT GET LOUDER AND LOUDER. AND THERE IT WAS — A BOX WRAPPED IN TAPE. CAPT. CROCKER HE LUCKILY HAD A KNIFE ON HIM, THAT HE WAS ABLE TO OPEN THAT PACKAGING TAPE, AND WHEN HE OPENED IT UP, THERE WAS THE CAT INSIDE. FOUND IN THE NICK OF TIME. CAPT. CROCKER IT WAS ALSO FOUR HOURS AWAY FROM THE DUMPSTER BEING DUMPED INTO A COMPACTING GARBAGE TRUCK. AT THE WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY – GREEN BAY CAMPUS — THE CAT STARTED MAKING SOME NEW FRIENDS. LORI NACHTWEY – MARKETING COORDINATOR, WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY – GREEN BAY CAMPUS HE WAS VERY FRIENDLY, HE WAS ROLLING AROUND AND LETTING YOU SCRATCH HIM AND LETTING YOU HOLD HIM. AND THANKS TO A MICROCHIP — THE CAT WAS IDENTIFIED AS SPENCER — AND HIS OWNER AS ELIZABETH BARTLETT. LORI SHE JUST ADOPTED THIS ANIMAL A COUPLE MONTHS AGO. BARTLETT WAS ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE MISDEMEANOR CHARGES RELATED TO ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ABANDONMENT. POLICE ALSO DISCOVERED THAT SHE HAD BEEN CITED IN 20-10 FOR ABANDONMENT OF AN ANIMAL — INFORMATION NOT READILY AVAILABLE TO ANIMAL ADOPTION AGENCIES. CAPT. CROCKER ANY MUNICIPAL CITATION DOESN’T GO ON CCAP, IT’S JUST HERE SO UNLESS THEY CHECK WITH OUR DEPARMENT SPECIFICALLY, THEY WOULDN’T HAVE KNOWN THAT. SPENCER IS NOW SAFE IN A FOSTER HOME — BUT HIS NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE IS ONE OFFICIALS SAY COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED. CAPT. CROCKER SHE COULD HAVE HAD MANY DIFFERENT AVENUES OF GIVING UP THAT ANIMAL. LORI SHE SHOULD HAVE JUST BROUGHT IT BACK HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE MANY RESOUCES AVAILABLE, WE ARE ABLE TO FIND NEW HOMES, WE COULD’VE TOOK CARE OF IT. IN ASHWAUBENON ET LOCAL FIVE NEWS. ((CHELLY)) COMING UP, IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO BECOME THE TALK OF YOUR TOWN, YOU GOTTA

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