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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A hardy Texas Mockingbird could help Lewis mend his ways.
I have seen them make cats wish they had never set foot outside.
We had a cat whose sport was attacking passing dogs. His favorite targets were the Doberman's next door. Most dog owners thought it was a hoot. One prissy Shar-pei owner took offense to our cat's behavior, and we had to banish the cat to the house during the early evening dog-walking hours.
Well trained and behaved dogs can be abused, sure.
Picture the dogs as Americans. Imagine the cats are muslims. When push comes to shove it is kitty lunch time...
I own one of each and hope Scooby never reaches the end of his rope. Forty pounds vs 12; No contest.
Oh, TG Lewis got clemency. I have been following this riveting case on Greta Von Susteren's show.
It would have been a CAT-astrophe if jolly old Lewis had had to pay with his life.
Apparently, I amnot the only one who finds the Avon Lady to be a trifle annoying!
A dog needs to outweigh a cat by a factor of ten, at least, to make it an even fight. If the cat is a Bengal, make that twenty.
"I live with a cat just like Lewis, and I live with danger every time I go home at night," he said, adding, "I'm from South Jersey, so I don't take any crap from a cat."
LOL! So true.
This is just another example of an arrogant cat owner who thinks their beast has a RIGHT to be outdoors and roam wherever they like.
"A hardy Texas Mockingbird could help Lewis mend his ways."
When I lived in Friendswood, some mockingbirds nested in one of the trees in our backyard. We had an Afghan hound back then. The yard was fenced, so we let her out back by herself to do her business. The mockingirds would wait until the poor dog was in mid-squat, and then dive-bomb her fantail.
First dog I ever owned that suffered from constipation. We finally took to going out with her to provide her an escort against enemy bombers, before she would go. Fortunately, the mockingbirds nested elsewhere the next year.
I believe cats should be kept indoors, but as for causing public nuisances, nothing comes close to having a howling mutt next door. You also don't have to worry about having a cat mutilate your kid, either.
Do you have a puppy ping list? I like puppies. Kitties too, I like kitties.
CA...I am forwarding you to HairOfTheDog for the puppy ping list.
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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