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Cats being dumped illegally in pillow cases

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CORPUS CHRISTI - What may be intended as a good deed, is actually illegal and un-wanted. Someone's been dumping animals at the Gulf Coast Humane Society. The cats are put in pillow cases, they tie the pillow case and either put the cats in the driveway or throw them over the fence. All of this to try and force the Humane Society to take them in. 

"Whoever is doing it, they probably think they are doing a good deed. But we are over capacity and have been for quite sometime," said Harold Bennett with the Gulf Coast Humane Society. 

The Gulf Coast Humane Society has been dealing with illegal dumping of animals for quite sometime but these few weeks have been extra hard on the cat shelter. All because someone has been dumping off several cats a week. 

"We only have so much room. We only have so many kennels we are just piling them up on each other and that's not good for the animals," said Bennett. 

The Gulf Coast Humane Society has signs all over the property like this one. Letting people know dumping is actually illegal. The shelter is full and they don't have the staff or funds to care for the extra cats.

"They are not doing a good service to the Humane Society or to the animals by dumping the animals off ," said Bennett.

Like the shelter said  someone might just be trying to help. Whatever their intentions may be the shelter says it's not the way to handle the situation. Police say whoever's responsible could face a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge and if that animal is hurt they could face a felony charge. If you have any information that could help the humane society or police catch those responsible you're asked to call police.  
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