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Charges filed against woman accused of catnapping

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Charges are filed against a La Crosse woman accused of stealing 15 cats and kittens from the Coulee Region Humane Society.

Lee Ann Shore, 46, is charged with multiple charges including burglary of building, criminal damage to property, misdemeanor theft and obstructing an officer.

According to the criminal complaint filed in La Crosse County court Friday, Humane Society employees removed Shore's cats from her apartment earlier this month because the apartment building was being condemned.

The cats were taken back to the Coulee Region Humane Society.

On May 26, Onalaska Police were called to the shelter about a possible break in. When investigators arrived at the shelter they found a window broken and several cats and kittens had been taken. The complaint states that a jacket found on the floor of the cat room was identified by an employee as possibly belonging to Shore.

The following day, police were called to the Kwik Trip in Holmen for a welfare check on a woman. An officer later found the woman walking behind the nearby Burger King restaurant. She gave the officer a fake name. The officer later identified her as Shore and took her into custody.

Police said 12 of 15 cats stolen were found in a field behind that Kwik Trip.

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