(Lake Crystal, MN) – A Lake Crystal man’s cat has now been missing for eight days, after it was allegedly dumped in the county by officers with the Lake Crystal Police Department.
According to Chasity Lynn Marquette, her dad had the cat named Target at his shop in Lake Crystal for 6 years, but it went missing last Wednesday. Marquette says when her dad contacted police, they initially refused to tell him anything, but later admitted that they brought a live trap to a man at the industrial park who wanted the “cats” gone.
Marquette says the man trapped the cat and officers returned to get it, but instead of taking the cat to a shelter, they took it “way out into the country and dumped him.”
Marquette says since Target has been missing, customers, employees and farmers have been searching for him, but with no luck.
SMT spoke with a Lake Crystal Police Officer, but he was not involved in the call and directed us to speak to the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office. We have left a message with an official there seeking comment, but have not yet heard back.
Anyone who’s possibly seen the cat is asked to contact Marquette at 507-461-2108. She says it’s thought the cat was dumped in the country near Crysteel.
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