Skip to comments.Judge Sentences Cat to Life Indoors for Avon-Lady Ambush
Posted on 06/21/2006 12:34:26 PM PDT by CAWats
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. A state judge spared the life of alleged neighbor-assaulter Lewis the cat on Tuesday, but ordered that he remain inside his owner's Fairfield home at all times.
"There are no exceptions. None," said Judge Patrick Carroll, who also granted accelerated rehabilitation to Lewis' owner, Ruth Cisero. That means her record will be expunged if she successfully completes two years of probation.
Cisero had faced a charge of reckless endangerment because neighbors complained that the cat's long claws and stealth have allowed it to attack at least a half-dozen people and ambush the Avon lady as she was getting out of her car.
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HairOfTheDog runs the Doggie Ping List. As for the Kitty Ping List, you're added.
Poor little kitty. Our cat, Rock, could kick his butt.
Got it :~)
It has the markings and ruff of a bi-color ragdoll...but I've never heard or seen one in black and white.
Heck I can do better than that.
Picture the dogs as Mexicans. Imagine the cat as uh.....
... forget it. ;^)
I've seen a large housecat literally take apart a Rottweiler that was trying to kill it. Some of them can become furry buzzsaws if provoked. (Yes, the cat won - the dog died from its wounds later).
It's not the size of the cat in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the cat, to borrow a phrase.
Good point, but that's simply irresponsible dog ownership.
My father bred and trained dogs when I was a child.
I have seen firsthand how a dog can be properly trained not to howl/bark at every little thing, and also to not venture out of the yard.
I'm not a fan of the aggressive breeds like pit bulls, Rottweilers, etc., either.
Depending on the jurisdiction, cats often do have the legal right to roam free if they are spayed/neutered and have a current rabies vaccination. I made sure when I bought my house that the local laws allowed cats to roam free.
How special for those jurisdictions.
I was aware of those laws, but I knew my comment #12 would strike a nerve. :)
That's why we use Havahart traps on our family farm...a stray animal's rights stop at our property line.
Same goes for dogs.
My attitude is simple: pet owners should keep their animals out of my yard and off our farm and we'll get along fine.
There's not enough money in the world to induce me to buy a home that falls under the authority of any homeowners' association or similar abomination.
Our cat chases the neighbor's dog off our property. He thinks he is a watch cat. Got him from the SPCA, he had already been declawed but that does not stop him.
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