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Police investigate animal cruelty case

HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) - Animal control officers are asking for the public's help after they found a dead cat in Hannibal.

Hannibal Police Lieutenant Kathy Davis says a patrol officer found the dead cat around 12:24 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of Mark Twain Avenue.

Animal Control picked up the cat, and found it had a large fish hook attached to a cord in its mouth, and it had been shot in the shoulder.

Police say anyone in Hannibal who can no longer care for their pet can surrender them at no cost to Animal Control. Police say animal control officers regular trap feral and nuisance animals to try to prevent things like this from happening.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 573-221-0987 or submit a tip online at http://www.hannibalpd.com/crimetips.
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