Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Reward in glued cat case up to $10K

Reward in glued cat case swells to $10K

PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune

A reward fund has grown substantially in the effort to find out who left a seven-month-old cat glued to the side of a southern Minnesota highway, leading to the animal's death.

The cat was discovered Dec. 18 near Mankato by a woman traveling to Sioux Falls, according to the city's Second Chance Rescue Center, where the orange and white male tabby was brought by the traveler and died five days later.

At first, a man from Yankton, S.D., offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the person or people responsible, the rescue center said. The reward total has since grown to $10,000, the center said Wednesday, with pledges of money coming from around the country.

TIMOTHYTimothy, as the cat would be named while at the center, was spotted by a Sioux Falls woman as she drove on Hwy. 60, about 30 minutes west of Mankato.

The motorist brought the cat to the rescue center the next day. Glue was found on several parts of the animal's body.

--Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

Reward grows in case of cat glued to road
Updated: 1/13/2010 9:28:28 AM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The reward fund in the case of a cat found glued to Interstate 90 in southwestern Minnesota has grown to about $10,000.

The reward is for information leading to a conviction in the case, which ended with the cat's death.

Travelers found the cat on Dec. 18 and brought it to the Second Chance Rescue Center across the South Dakota border in Sioux Falls. The 7-month-old orange tabby had been glued to the road by its feet and nose, and it died five days later.

The reward fund started with a $1,000 donation by an anonymous Yankton man. Rescue Center Director Rosey Quinn says donations have been coming in since from "all over." She says she even received a call from Florida.

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