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Cat tossed from window at Wisconsin humane society

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A Wisconsin woman is in trouble after officers say she threw a cat from her vehicle at an animal shelter.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the 58-year-old woman went to the humane society on Friday to have her mother's cat put down, according to WISN-TV.

Authorities say the woman got mad when she learned that there would be a fee and then became disorderly in the lobby.

When a supervisor intervened, the two got into a fight in the parking lot, and investigators say the woman pushed the supervisor to the ground.

Witnesses said the woman then tossed the cat, who was in a crate, out of the car and drove off.

The woman was arrested.

The cat was put down.

The Washington County Humane Society released the following statement on its Facebook page:

"In order to address questions in advance, we had an incident here at WCHS on Friday that resulted in the police being called. An individual brought her cat in for an owner put-to-sleep but did not want to pay the fees. She became very angry and agitated, and using profane language. When Tina, our Operations Manager, tried to diffuse the situation, the woman pushed and shoved her. Although she eventually paid a partial fee, she threw the cat in its carrier out of her car before driving off. Our receptionist, afraid that the situation was escalating, called 911 and an officer came to the shelter. The woman was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct. Although all of the news stations have wanted to do stories on this, we have repeatedly stated that it was an unfortunate situation, but all we want to do now is move forward in our care of the animals. Channel 4 came to our shelter today in spite of our reluctance to make this the focus of our day. Tina repeated our statement on air. Please know, despite our desire not to make any more of this incident, that we were very concerned on Friday, and felt horribly for the cat in question. However, the police handled the situation and we have a mission to fulfill. And that's exactly what we are going to do. Marnie Brown, Executive Director"

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