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post #1 of 26
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So I'm here alone with my step-brother and his friend (unfortunately) and so this is how they decide to spend their evening.. using bb guns [sp?] that supposedly "don't have ammo" to shoot the animals. I heard his friend say "Hey, I got the cat!" and I was so mad that I called mom to tell her, because it sounded like there was actually stuff in them (I'm not sure if they lied to stay out of trouble or what), and here's the part that really gets me: his friend, who came off as being pretty nice about 15 minutes ago is like, "Why'd you tell your mom?? That's just messed up!!!" I swear, people are so immature and rude!
post #2 of 26
Oh you've got self control. Anyone and I mean anyone that mentions something bad about cats to/near me gets an earful and I mean a major earful. If I heard/saw of someone shooting a cat with a BB gun I would be completely livid.
post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Oh you've got self control. Anyone and I mean anyone that mentions something bad about cats to/near me gets an earful and I mean a major earful. If I heard/saw of someone shooting a cat with a BB gun I would be completely livid.
Right now Sassy and Stinky are hidden under the bed, and Lu's sticking to me like glue. The dogs are still a little nervous, too.. especially Dutchess. People are so dumb.. I'm glad I'm not the only one who's really protective of the kitties..
post #4 of 26
I've seen BB guns used in a house before and one rebounded and hit me on the leg. Not nice.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I've seen BB guns used in a house before and one rebounded and hit me on the leg. Not nice.
I've never been hit by a BB, so I'm not sure how bad it is, but it sounds like it hurts a lot.. Hopefully I won't ever find out.

Hopefully the kiddies have learned their lesson.. they got a longggg "talk" when his dad came home. I could tell he was mad.. he was stomping through the house and slammed the door to his room really hard..
post #6 of 26
that's good
post #7 of 26
My dad and his brother used to put a kleenex box ontop of the TV and shoot bbs at it (out a window). No one ever got hurt, but things like that can go too far. Bb pellets can hurt a human bad enough to the point that they need a glass eye, I can't imagine what it might do to a kitty (or any other animal for that matter).
post #8 of 26
Try shooting them with the BB gun for a while and see how they like it!!!

Trust me, being shot with plastic pellets from a BB gun HURTS!!!

And it would scare the hell out of the animals.

You absolutely did the right thing - I would have kicked the crap out of them if I caught them doing it!

Not to mention the fact that BB guns are illegal in most countries these days!
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by jane_vernon
Not to mention the fact that BB guns are illegal in most countries these days!
I'm not sure which countries they are illegal in, but the US is definitely not one of them.

Regardless, you can also let them know that intentionally harming a domestic animal like that can get you a year in PRISON in Kansas. It is a crime.
post #10 of 26
Good for you! What is "messed up" is that kid having so little respect for animals! Doesn't he realize that it's criminal behavior to be cruel to animals??? I am SO GRATEFUL that you were there to protect the animals! And had the courage to speak up!
post #11 of 26
uggg.....my brother has a bb gun and he uses it to kill bugs on the wall. Those things bounce around everywhere! But he would never hurt an animal. He thought he hit a turtle dove once and was freaking out.

He's a good brother, just a little board...
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Regardless, you can also let them know that intentionally harming a domestic animal like that can get you a year in PRISON in Kansas. It is a crime.
To be honest, I never knew that..

Anyways.. after they had their "talk" last night, we found out that he didn't think there was anything wrong with it because they have a cat at his house, and his dad lets him do it to keep it away from him since he's allergic. Geez, people..
post #13 of 26
I'm glad you told your parents about it ... that's not right. How old is your brother?? Old enough to know not to hurt a living thing like that and think it's funny, I assume?
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by valanhb
I'm not sure which countries they are illegal in, but the US is definitely not one of them.

Regardless, you can also let them know that intentionally harming a domestic animal like that can get you a year in PRISON in Kansas. It is a crime.

I think they should get 10 years Heidi!
post #15 of 26
Next time instead of calling your mother call the police it will teach them a lesson
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by sweetiecat3
I'm glad you told your parents about it ... that's not right. How old is your brother?? Old enough to know not to hurt a living thing like that and think it's funny, I assume?
He's 13.. and when his dad asked him "Would you be doing that if I was there?" he said no. He always does things he's not supposed to do when he's not there.. and he usually always gets in trouble for it.
post #17 of 26
The boys Dad lets him shoot his own cat to keep it away from him??!?? I'd report them!
Also even if he was 'pretending' to shoot your cat if the gun had no bb's in it, the boy obviously has issues...
post #18 of 26
Oooooh, they'd be getting a visit from the police if it were me....
post #19 of 26
I've had a BB gun aimed right at me and by god when I caught the kids I gave them the chewing out of a lifetime. It hurts like hell and I marched them (by their ears) to their parents - because fortunately I knew them well, and it turned out that this BB gun had been confiscated some time before because they had been shooting animals around the area. Finding out that shooting the animals was wrong, they'd stolen it back and started aiming for people. I'm just glad they aimed at me and not at a kiddie! Their own parents marched them up to the local police station and let them face a police officer and the possibilities of punishments by law for such actions.... I've never seen anyone sweat or cry so much, but I think that was a wake-up they both really needed. It was harsh, but it worked wonders. I had an apology from both of them after that, and they never were seen again with the BB gun. If it hut me that much, god alone knows what it must feel like for an animal so much smaller and unable to defend themselves.

To be honest, I'm a firm believer in having those "weapons" banned entirely. They make it too easy for kids to do stupid things.

I*m glad they had a "talk" about this, so perhaps they might jsut think twice...
post #20 of 26
We recently had a news story about a kid arrested and charged with animal cruelty over shooting cats with a BB gun.
post #21 of 26
I would have called the police and let them get caught red handed. They didn't have to know you called. I saw my neighbor shooting at squirells with a gun, I assume it was a bb gun, and reported him. That put a stop to him standing on his deck shooting things. We all must take a stand against bad behavior. I don't mean confrontation or taking matters into our own hands that will put us in danger, but reporting to the authorities. And yes even if it was my brother and his dopey friend I would have called the police. Experience is the best teacher.
Oh and by the way, my cat was shot with a bb gun which remained permanently lodged in his bone. I did not discover it till years later when he had to get an xray. I do remember the absessed wound he had on his shoulder years ago that had to be drained and treated by the vet. That was my lesson to never leave my cats outside to roam unattended. Good experience.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by Cassie-ondra
Bb pellets can hurt a human bad enough to the point that they need a glass eye, I can't imagine what it might do to a kitty (or any other animal for that matter).
My brother-in-law is one of those people. He lost his eye when he was 16. Please be careful if they're ever around you and have the BB gun out.
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Pombina
The boys Dad lets him shoot his own cat to keep it away from him??!?? I'd report them!
Also even if he was 'pretending' to shoot your cat if the gun had no bb's in it, the boy obviously has issues...
I guess so.. that's what he told us when he got in trouble. Boys..
post #24 of 26
Ohh I would of been so angry!!

I'm extremely protective of the cats as well. hehe.
post #25 of 26
Hurting and torturing animals like that is actually one of the signs that can point to a serial killer. You're ssooooo much nicer than I am. I would have been snatching that gun right out of their hands and smacking them with the butt of the gun. When it comes to my cats (or any animals for that matter) I am a MEAN s.o.b. as they don't have any way to defend themselves.

-Jade
post #26 of 26
There was a little girl in my area who almost died from being shot with one of thoes in the wrong area!

I'm glad you called someone in, they've got to know now. Or else you might be doing what I get to do...every time my parents go away for a few days, I (the oldest and married one) get to spend all my time running back and forth to thier house to check on the animals, while my 17 an 19 year old step-siblings are living there! The animals are scared of them. So don't be afraid to turn them in now while there is still time!
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