On October 30, 2016, a La Belle resident contacted the Sheriff's Office to report her cat had been shot. Upon investigation, the Sheriff's Office believes the animal was shot with a small caliber weapon. The cat survived the gunshot but it's wounded leg had to be amputated. It is believed the cat was shot during the morning of October 30.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 573-767-5287.