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OK, for reasons known only to heaven, two young adults (18 and 19) went into our local SPCA, and stole a kitten. In order to do so, they had to sprint out of the building and knock over one of the shelter workers trying to stop them. They were caught soon after, the kitten was returned and is just fine, but now these two IDIOTS are charged with theft and assualt. The people I know have all been saying the same thing: You can get kittens for free if you are that adamant about not paying! Why in heaven's name would you STEAL one?! People are strange.
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Human behavior - the world's greatest mystery. That's why I love animals so much. Everything they do makes sense.
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Originally Posted by MusicTeacher
Human behavior - the world's greatest mystery. That's why I love animals so much. Everything they do makes sense.

Amen to that!!
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very true
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I understand all animals but the human one..lmao...
post #6 of 21
Very, very strange!!
post #7 of 21
Oh, good grief! I'm sure that they'll probably get probation for this (assuming it's their first run-in with the law) but now they're going to have this on their records.

Gah, some people ...
post #8 of 21
I have serious concerns about their intentions with the kitten. Maybe they did not just want a pet?!? I'm very glad they were caught, and I hope they will learn their lesson!
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Originally Posted by MusicTeacher
Human behavior - the world's greatest mystery. That's why I love animals so much. Everything they do makes sense.
Except when they're giving you a loving smoochy cuddle (totally initiated by them, I might add) and then decide without warning that they'd like to rip your hand off with their teeth....ahhhh kittens...
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I have serious concerns about their intentions with the kitten. Maybe they did not just want a pet?!? I'm very glad they were caught, and I hope they will learn their lesson!
That was my first thought. We had some idiot in Denver break into a shelter steal 4 puppies and then start setting them on fire around town. Two died, one survived injuries, and the fourth was unharmed. The guy has been convicted of animal cruelty will spend more than 10 years in prison.
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke
Oh, good grief! I'm sure that they'll probably get probation for this (assuming it's their first run-in with the law) but now they're going to have this on their records.

Gah, some people ...
They are charged with assault. WHy should they get probation? Is it a going penalty for assault these days?
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Obi
OK, for reasons known only to heaven, two young adults (18 and 19) went into our local SPCA, and stole a kitten. In order to do so, they had to sprint out of the building and knock over one of the shelter workers trying to stop them. They were caught soon after, the kitten was returned and is just fine, but now these two IDIOTS are charged with theft and assualt. The people I know have all been saying the same thing: You can get kittens for free if you are that adamant about not paying! Why in heaven's name would you STEAL one?! People are strange.
I don't think it's that easy to get a free kitten. Shelters charge for adoption, and pet stores also charge. The pet store next to me sells them for a 100-150$, and those are the moggie ones.
post #13 of 21
a few years ago i was at a court,and one guy was being done for GBH to a chicken,and malicouclys(sp?) wounding a goose.even the jugde was wondering why n what for with that one??
post #14 of 21
Some drug dealers in my neck of the woods stole a puppy from a Pet store that sold pets (so you know this little guy came from a puppy mill to srat with) and some lizards. The animals were found by the police during a raid and was returned to the pet store - not sure if that's better but anyway...
post #15 of 21
The assault charge might stick but the theft-- ? who knows, I guess it depends on whether a court believes the kitten was actually worth anything. Years back in my state some teens broke in to a shelter and killed many of the cats and injured several others, but pretty much got a slap on the wrist because it was decided the cats weren't worth anything.

http://www.noahsark.org/news1.htm
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by notme1295
The assault charge might stick but the theft-- ? who knows, I guess it depends on whether a court believes the kitten was actually worth anything. Years back in my state some teens broke in to a shelter and killed many of the cats and injured several others, but pretty much got a slap on the wrist because it was decided the cats weren't worth anything.

http://www.noahsark.org/news1.htm
I am sure that shelter asks for an adoption fee. So, at the very least, the court should decide kitten is worth that much.
post #17 of 21
In the case in my state, even though the cats were tested, neutered/spayed, vaccinated, etc, it was decided that the 15 cats that were killed were not worth $500 in total despite the fact that there would have been at least a $50 adoption fee. This was the opinion because cats are often "free" therefore have no value, even though each of the cats probably had a couple of hundred dollars worth of vet work done at the time they were killed.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by notme1295
In the case in my state, even though the cats were tested, neutered/spayed, vaccinated, etc, it was decided that the 15 cats that were killed were not worth $500 in total despite the fact that there would have been at least a $50 adoption fee. This was the opinion because cats are often "free" therefore have no value, even though each of the cats probably had a couple of hundred dollars worth of vet work done at the time they were killed.
Outrageous.
Simply outrageous.
post #19 of 21
Colorado changed their animal cruelty laws after some teen-agers set fire to a cat and threw it out the window of a moving car. These boys got one night in jail and a $500 fine. The person who eventually adopted the poor cat then fought for tougher laws. The punishment I cited earlier with the puppies was a direct result of these laws.

Made me proud of my legislators for once.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by katachtig
Colorado changed their animal cruelty laws after some teen-agers set fire to a cat and threw it out the window of a moving car. These boys got one night in jail and a $500 fine. The person who eventually adopted the poor cat then fought for tougher laws. The punishment I cited earlier with the puppies was a direct result of these laws.

Made me proud of my legislators for once.
Praise be for the courageous owner of that poor cat! I'm glad that those horrid monsters will be brought to task over their evil doings, but I am so sorry that those puppies had to endure such torture....
post #21 of 21
My Mum told me about this awful story from these guys from a town near me that had a five year old foxie dog and they shaved all her fur off and rolled her in tar. How tragic is that.
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