Woman arrested after allegedly taping cat inside of plastic bag, leaving in dumpster

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 45-year-old woman is facing animal cruelty and abandonment charges in Ashwaubenon.

Ashwaubenon Public Safety responded to a complaint of a cat found in a dumpster at an apartment complex on Tuesday.

Upon arrivals, officers spoke with a person who had found the cat after hearing it meowing.

The cat was allegedly found inside of a plastic bag inside of a box which was taped shut.

Authorities were able to rescue the cat. They learned that the cat was chipped and that his name was Spencer. He was adopted a few months back from the Bay Area Humane Society.

On Wednesday, Ashwaubenon Public Safety officers took a 45-year-old woman into custody.

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