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post #1 of 10
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http://www.kptv.com/fox12smostwanted...24/detail.html

The 14 year old owner is absolutely devastated - the community horrified....It seems there may be a serial cat killer in Portland.
Sending prayers and vibes that the killer is caught before s/he has a chance to attack another victim
post #2 of 10
Humans are unbelievable. I won't go into detail on how the moron who did this should be punished......but it involves 4 horses and some rope....
post #3 of 10
That's truly shocking I really hope they catch up with who ever did this
post #4 of 10
Horrible. Simply horrible.

Killing the cat is bad enough. But lining the unborn kittens on top of the corpse? That's just beyond sick. Everytime you think you've heard it all before...

But at the risk of being the bad guy, I have to say that the family also bears some responsibility for what happened. How could they in clear conscience allow their cat, who was known to be pregnant, to be outside, unsupervised? The article says "Recently, Sara started living mainly outside," implying that she was at least an indoor/outdoor beforehand. I'm sorry, but for the health and safety of the cat and her developing kittens, that cat has to stay inside. Period. I just cannot understand the ho-hum, "cats disappear but they usually come back" attitude.

Of course, perhaps the more appropriate question would be, how could the family allow their cat to become pregnant in the first place? The article implies that the cat was with them for quite some time. Certainly long enough to have gotten spayed.
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Horrible. Simply horrible.

Killing the cat is bad enough. But lining the unborn kittens on top of the corpse? That's just beyond sick. Everytime you think you've heard it all before...

But at the risk of being the bad guy, I have to say that the family also bears some responsibility for what happened. How could they in clear conscience allow their cat, who was known to be pregnant, to be outside, unsupervised? The article says "Recently, Sara started living mainly outside," implying that she was at least an indoor/outdoor beforehand. I'm sorry, but for the health and safety of the cat and her developing kittens, that cat has to stay inside. Period. I just cannot understand the ho-hum, "cats disappear but they usually come back" attitude.

Of course, perhaps the more appropriate question would be, how could the family allow their cat to become pregnant in the first place? The article implies that the cat was with them for quite some time. Certainly long enough to have gotten spayed.
I was thinking along the same lines, so I'm glad you brought that up.
post #6 of 10
Robert, you're not being the bad guy. I agree with your point. My cats are never allowed outside- there are no psychopaths in my neighborhood- but there is still the threat of traffic, dogs, etc. In fact, my local shelter won't adopt out a cat unless they put on their application that the cat will be exclusively indoors. I still feel very bad for the family.....but yes, they could have been more responsible (especially since some other cats had been killed recently).
post #7 of 10
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I still feel very bad for the family.....but yes, they could have been more responsible (especially since some other cats had been killed recently).
I agree wholeheartedly. It might not have been readily evident from my post, but I do sympathize with the family. Neither they nor the cat herself deserve this fate, regardless of the degree of their (IMO) irrresponsibility. Unfortunately some actions (or non-actions) have grave consequences.

I could tell from the video how genuinely broken up the mother and daughter are about this --- how much they loved the cat. I guess it's just that when peoples' actions seem to belie their sentiments, it leaves me scratching my head.
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Why do I see these threads in the "preview" from the main forum window, but not in the actual IMO forum? This isn't the first time it's happened.

Edited to add: I know this is off-topic for this thread, but this is one of those threads. My apologies, in advance.
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Why do I see these threads in the "preview" from the main forum window, but not in the actual IMO forum? This isn't the first time it's happened.

Edited to add: I know this is off-topic for this thread, but this is one of those threads. My apologies, in advance.
It's just the way vBulletin is designed - sub-forums don't get their own previews. Breaking Mews is an IMO sub-forum.
post #10 of 10
That is horrible and I hope they catch the cruel person(s) who did this and lock them up forever!

But if the family would have not let the cat be roaming outside unsupervised (and especially since pregnant), this NEVER would have happened. Another case of why its better to keep the cat inside or under close supervision when outside!
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