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Cat killed by neighbor

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I saw this on the local news this morning. This happened in central Massachusetts:

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO117672/

I cannot believe anyone would kill a cat, especially with children present. It's just another reason that I keep my cats indoors.

According to the video Lily was a mother cat (kittens look a little older, small consellation to the family) and the owner had some graphic pictures. This wasn't self-defense. This man was angry and rather than ask the cat's owner to keep the kitty inside he took it out on the cat. I'm just shaking thinking about it. (My Bob is a former stray, and when he was x-rayed for something else we found a fragment of a BB gun pellet in his back. I really hate animal abusers!) If he would kill a cat imagine what he'd do if he got angry with a person!
post #2 of 8
I don't think I want to click on that one, my imagination is bad enough. What do people get out of killing something helpless?
post #3 of 8
Someone had posted about this a few weeks ago. It is really upsetting. I am REALLY glad to see that they have filed charges and he has seen consequences at his place of work also. I guess his son is a cop and they were unsure he was going to get charged with anything. Hooray for MSPCA for looking into this!!

btw: there is no graphic images in the link so its ok to click it if you want to. Basically he claims it was self defense. He was walking his dog in the neighboorhood and the cat "attacked" him (she had just had babies and was probably protecting the litter). He returned THE NEXT DAY with the dog again with a baseball bat and beat the cat to death. In front of little kids and neighbors. The guys a loser and really really stupid.
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I would love to have 5 minutes alone with this guy and a baseball bat!
post #5 of 8
This happened to me back in September 2004.
I had my 15 minutes of "fame" for several weeks and then again when the court case came.

Animal abusers came come up with all sorts of excuses for their behavior.
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2 View Post
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with this guy and a baseball bat!
I second that, and I am (mostly) non violent. For him and others like him I could happily make an exception though.

Wonder how the kids who witnessed it are? When I was 12 my friends Dad beat his german sheperd to death with her chain in front of us, don't know what had made him mad, but us kids weren't able to stop him and her mother was too afraid of him to even try. I cried til I was sick, but in those days stuff like that was overlooked.
post #7 of 8
OMG bookworm, I feel so bad to hear that happened to you :-(.

I pray for a kinder world and I think we are -ever so slowly- going in that direction with animals. But there is such a long way to go.

What we can do is be the one to step forward when we see cruelty and brutality, and to do as many acts of kindness and help as we can. It can be a real burden but it makes a difference.

I love this link for that reason http://www.savestarfish.com/. I'm sure people have seen it before, but I always go back to it whenever I am at the end of my rope with helping. And heaven knows I don't do nearly as much as other people I know do, but I do what I can.
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I pray for a kinder world and I think we are -ever so slowly- going in that direction with animals. But there is such a long way to go.
You know, looking back to what was acceptable when I was a kid, and the way things are now I think we have come a long way. I doubt that it was even a misdemeanor in 1969 to kill your own dog. Nobody kept dogs indoors, nobody spayed or nuetered their cats. Few people bothered to take animals to the vet. Wives and kids were possesions too, to be treated however a man chose. The majority of men weren't cruel or abusive, but that was only by choice, few would have done more than shake their heads if one was.

It's easy to wax nostalgic for the good ol' days, but in many ways things are a lot better now.
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