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Cat nursed back to health after being thrown into Winnebago River has new home

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Winnie the cat, rescued from a duffel bag in the Winnebago River Winnie the cat, rescued from a duffel bag in the Winnebago River
MINNEAPOLIS/MASON CITY, Iowa (KTTC) -- The calico cat thrown into the Winnebago River in a duffel bag and nursed back to health by the Humane Society of North Iowa has been adopted.

In an email to KTTC, Donna Avery says her son in the Twin Cities adopted Winnie on Thursday. Avery says she contacted her son after seeing a story last week on KTTC about Winnie. Winnie, who now goes by the name Minnie, was rescued by an anonymous couple last week who saw a man throw a duffel bag into the Winnebago River. The couple called police while retrieving the bag, where they found the cat alive inside. Police later arrested William Hill, 69, for allegedly attempting to drown the cat, and he has been charged with animal torture.

The Humane Society renamed the cat Winnie, short for the Winnebago River, and nursed the cat back to full health.





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