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horrible story!

post #1 of 23
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It makes me sick that something like this would actually happen in the county i live in! I hope they find the guy that did this horrible crime!!! I only wish it was an eye for an eye when they find him! He deserves the same!

http://www.wtov9.com/news/10243679/detail.html
post #2 of 23
Please do not equate this to the country you live in. I have now traveled to 64 countries and this could happen in one country just as easily as in another. An eye for an eye however would serve as good justice in any country, I would believe.
post #3 of 23
It has nothing to do with the country. Its the species--MAN. People are so @#*$#@^%! Present company excluded, of course.
post #4 of 23
Oh no Tara...........that is horrific!!
post #5 of 23
How absolutely horrible! How could anyone do such a thing! I hope they catch him!
post #6 of 23
I'm moving this out of Paws and Reflect as I don't feel it belongs here.
post #7 of 23
Things like this just sicken me! How can any "so called" human do this to one of God's creatures??? RIP sweet kittens!
post #8 of 23
That is just disgusting!

Those poor babies
post #9 of 23
How could anyone do something so horrible. Those poor kittens they had to of known that the person they trusted was doing this horrible act to him. And what's worse he was right there at the shelter. And they probably won't tract him down and he won't pay for the horrible thing he has done.
post #10 of 23
I'll move this to SOS.
post #11 of 23
Thats sickening.

That also could have been avoided,If shelters made more of an effort to ask for foster carers then that might not have happened.

Before anybody dishes me for that I would like to say ,did that shelter call any other shelter or foster carers to ask if they had some room for a couple of kittens?
By the sounds of it no....too many times I have seen rescues refuse animals just to hear about the sad endings in the papers.
Its time there were more communication between all the different shelters and rescues and foster carers...there is ALWAYS somebody who can make more room....if only they were asked.
post #12 of 23
I agree with furryferals. This man's reaction is damnable, but the shelter did not suggest any alternatives (or have any?)

And was there any offer to neuter his girlfriend's cat to prevent this tragedy from recurring?
post #13 of 23
I'm worried about the girlfriend. I have a feeling that he didn't want them and she wasn't going to come in to give them up. So he took care of it in this horrible way.
post #14 of 23
The only thing I can say is that there has to be a special place in hell for people like him.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Snuzy View Post
It has nothing to do with the country. Its the species--MAN. People are so @#*$#@^%! Present company excluded, of course.
Ill second that.
post #16 of 23
I just knew after reading the first paragraph of this story that this was a person who was refused at a closed door shelter.

What shocks me is that people find this so shocking. What do you think people do with animals once they have been told "no". They just keep them? No, they get rid of them. Whether its in the parking lot, or out in the woods.

However as long as shelters can hold themselves in high regard as being "no kill" or "low kill" Stories like these will continue. Who is accountable for that?

Does it make it better that no kill shelter can say "We can't take the animal you don't want, sorry." Then the person is referred to a "high kill" shelter. Aren't they just passing the buck. As long as the "killing" doesn't happen in their hands then I guess everything is okay.

I don't know about you but I would have rather seen those kittens humanely euthanized, than being ran over in a truck.

A person who does not want their animal/pet should never be turned away. For the safety of that pet.
post #17 of 23
I volunteer at a very small open admission shelter. We take animals from our rural county seat only. We do turn away people who live outside city limits and we have no resources to offer them other than low cost spay neuter and courtesy listing. There is no way to make room for everything someone wants to drop at the shelter and there is no foster system to help people wanting to dump their pets. We work very, very hard to get our charges into rescue and keep everyone alive but we can in no way take in animals from other areas.
It is not a shelter's fault that someone would harm their own pets. Volunteers can only do so much. There is not always room for one more. When you get past the limit of what you can care for effectively there is no room for one more.
If more people volunteered to foster, adopted instead of breeding, adopted instead of purchasing from a breeder, spread the word on spay/neuter and the number of cats killed in this country each day/month/year then MAYBE there would always be room for one more. Presently there is not always room for one more.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Breal76 View Post
I just knew after reading the first paragraph of this story that this was a person who was refused at a closed door shelter.

What shocks me is that people find this so shocking. What do you think people do with animals once they have been told "no". They just keep them? No, they get rid of them. Whether its in the parking lot, or out in the woods.

However as long as shelters can hold themselves in high regard as being "no kill" or "low kill" Stories like these will continue. Who is accountable for that?

Does it make it better that no kill shelter can say "We can't take the animal you don't want, sorry." Then the person is referred to a "high kill" shelter. Aren't they just passing the buck. As long as the "killing" doesn't happen in their hands then I guess everything is okay.

I don't know about you but I would have rather seen those kittens humanely euthanized, than being ran over in a truck.

A person who does not want their animal/pet should never be turned away. For the safety of that pet.
Wait, what??????? You're justifying kill shelters by this man's horrifying actions? You're blaming the despicable death of these kittens on a rescue that spends its' entire efforts in saving the lives of animals?

I'm so shocked and appalled by both this man's cruelty and your use of this story to justify killing other animals that I'm completely speechless.....
post #19 of 23
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You're justifying kill shelters by this man's horrifying actions
Where exactly did I write that again?

You are clearly missing the point.
If shelters stopped turning people away, perhaps stories like this would end. This isn't the first time I have heard of someone doing this to a pet after they have been refused at a shelter and it won't be the last.
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by Auntie Crazy View Post
Wait, what??????? You're justifying kill shelters by this man's horrifying actions? You're blaming the despicable death of these kittens on a rescue that spends its' entire efforts in saving the lives of animals?

I'm so shocked and appalled by both this man's cruelty and your use of this story to justify killing other animals that I'm completely speechless.....
I don't think that is what the member meant at all.

I think the member was trying to say that at least if they had taken the kittens...even if that meant euthanising them or reffering him to a kill shelter,then the killing of the kittens would not have happened.They would have died humanely which is what being in rescue is all about at the end of the day.To PREVENT suffering.

Anybody involved in rescue knows or should know what can happen to the animals a rescue turns away.We have all experienced the horror of the reality.
There are different kinds of people who commit these crimes,
There are ignorant and uncaring ones who will get rid of an animal in anyway possible without a second thought about taking them to a rescue and there are ones who do know what to do and when the people (rescues)who are supposed to be there are not then they will dispose of them anyway they can too.
If that hadn;t killed them there,he would have killed them elsewhere or dumped them in some bushes somewhere to fend for themselves....further adding to the overpopulation.

Seemingly the 'rescue' concerned did not make any attempt to give any other advice or even try to call other people who may have had the room for them.
They should never say no.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Breal76 View Post
Where exactly did I write that again?

You are clearly missing the point.
If shelters stopped turning people away, perhaps stories like this would end. This isn't the first time I have heard of someone doing this to a pet after they have been refused at a shelter and it won't be the last.
Unfortunately, many shelters cannot take every animal that shows up on their doorstep. They risk becoming severely overcrowded and shut down. The ultimate responsibility of these atrocities lies with the pet owner.
post #22 of 23
Katachtig I am going to have to disagree with you on that one. If a shelter has someone certified for euthanasia then they can take in every animal that is brought to their door. Otherwise, if they don't they can't.

I work at a true open door shelter. In the 70 years of our existance no pet/animal has ever been turned away. NEVER! We get pets in from all counties because of this. We are referred to people by "no kill" shelters. Which was kinda the point I was trying to get at in my first post. ( the whole passing the buck theory )

I can not imagine what anyone would do if they had no where to take the animal. One would like to believe that every single situation relies on the owner irresponsibility. However, that is just not true for every case. People who fly in to bury one of their parents who have left pets behind. Where do they take those pets? Or the elderly who apparantly have no family who die in a nursing home. Where does the nursing home take those pets. I can not tell you how many times I have heard "I am so grateful you are here, I don't know what I'd do." I have seen people drive as far as 3 hours just to drop off a stray because we are the only shelter that would take the stray. I have to question that. Here someone cared enought to drive 3 hours, and not one shelter close to them cared enough just to take the pet in. What really gets me..is when someone says "The blankity blank Society said we could bring our animal here, they are out of room." As if to say we have all this room. When they are 10 times the size of our Humane Society. It absolutely drive me nuts, but that's more a personal issue than anything else.

At the end of the day, our euthanasia rate is high. You can see it on the kennel managers face. Most of the time I am left wondering why are we the only ones who are willing to carry the burden? It's stories like this news article that make me glad our shelter is an open door.

( I wanted to add on a more personal note: I love animals, especially cats. If I ever saw someone hurting an animal I would personally beat them in the head with a baseball bat. However I have seen so much when it comes to animal abuse that nothing shocks or suprises me anymore. )
post #23 of 23
[quote=Breal76;1435660]At the end of the day, our euthanasia rate is high. You can see it on the kennel managers face. Most of the time I am left wondering why are we the only ones who are willing to carry the burden? It's stories like this news article that make me glad our shelter is an open door.
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BReal, I can commiserate with you - you clearly see reality, and it is indeed tough. I know the kill v. no-kill debate belongs in the IMO forum, so will tip-toe around THAT provocative subject, but have to agree with you about other shelters who simply turn away people without attempting alternatives or at least showing more empathy.
In my personal experience, I was visiting Oakland, Calif's SPCA when a man brought in 3 tiny kittens in a box, very please with himself for having rescued them (he was at his grandparents', helping the family prepare the family estate for sale [situation sound familiar ] and his cousins wanted to drown the kittens). Anyway, with more unfriendly attitude than I could believe, the girls at the front desk chided him for not taking the kittens to the county shelter. In response, his attitude quickly deteriorated, and he left shouting that maybe he should drown them after all, that it was his one day off and he didn't have the time to be running around dealing with these kittens.
I followed him out, and offered to take the kittens in, or to at least drive them to the animal shelter myself (although I was a tourist, with a rental car and no idea about driving around in Oakland). I commiserated with him, and he calmed down, he assurred me that he would indeed take the kittens to the shelter; I had told him that he was a true cat's hero, and asked him to visit TCS, and maybe join, and share his story - that even tho the staff there didn't appreciate his good deeds, we TCSers certainly would. So, hopefully, he kept his word, but I was haunted by his last comment, " I guess it's true, no good deed goes unpunished - my uncle was already "po'd" that I was taking the time to bring these kittens down here".
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