Crime Scene TapeA second case of illegal pet dumping is under investigation in northern Iowa. A gas station employee on Mason City’s north side saw someone throw a black garbage bag Thursday into the trash bin outside of the business. That bag contained eight newborn kittens, which were taken to the Mason City Stray Animal Shelter where they later died.

Anybody with information about the incident is asked to contact the Mason City Police Department. This follows another incident the previous weekend where someone threw a bag containing a cat into the Winnebago River near East Park. Police say 69-year-old William Hill has confessed to that crime.

(Reporting by Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City)