Pets steal hearts, then pets get stolen -- or at least that's how one Wisconsin woman sees things. Lee Ann Shore, a feline-loving bail-jumper who has been charged with burglary and more, was arrested last week after allegedly breaking into the Coulee Region Humane Society and stealing 15 cats, eight of which she previously owned. At the beginning of May, Shore had 17 of her cats taken into animal control custody when her apartment was found to be in deplorable condition; it was later condemned, and several of her cats were put up for adoption.
"It was pretty chaotic, there was a lot of things tipped over, a lot of crates just kind of tossed about," the shelter's executive director, Heather Hankins, told CBS Minnesota of the burglary's aftermath. "I think that was her sole goal was to get her cats back because she does love them. There's no denying that she loves her animals."
An anonymous tipster led police to a field where Shore reportedly dumped a dozen of the stolen felines. Two kittens and a full-grown cat are still missing. "We were grateful that those ones were found," Hankins said. "There are still three that are out there that shouldn't be on their own."
Shore is out of jail on bond, but officials are still seeking more information about the missing cats.