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Reward offered in case of cats thrown from moving vehicle

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in a case of cats thrown from a moving vehicle in the City of Oneida on July 24.

According to Wanderer's Rest Humane Association in Canastota, on July 24, a witness reported a garbage bag being thrown out of a moving vehicle on Lake Street in the City of Oneida. The bag contained 12 cats and kittens. Two animals died from the impact, five are recovering at the shelter and another five were adopted.

Dee Schaefer, humane educator at Wanderer's Rest, says they've taken in several cats in recent weeks, which is one reason she take her humane education program to schools early -- so children can learn early.

"It's educating the children, and hopefully through the children, they can speak to their parents," she said. "I would love to be able to speak to school groups and have parents come along to listen to the message that when you adopt a pet -- you don't throw away your children when they reach the teenage years, and it's the same for an animal."

If you have any information about this case, call Wanderer's Rest at 315-697-2796.

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