On 7/5/21, Grant County Sheriff's Office took a complaint that a man threw a kitten into the Mississippi River, in the Village of Cassville. Sheriff's deputies responded and received multiple witness statements. It was determined Brandon Klein, 19, of Cassville, threw the kitten in the river due to the kitten's rear legs being paralyzed. Brandon's intent was to kill the kitten. The kitten was recovered by a witness, received veterinary care, and is now being cared for by a new owner. A charge of Mistreatment of Animals is being referred to the District Attorney's Office.