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Traffic stop saves cat from owner’s plate
BuffaloNews.com ^ | August 10, 2010 | Lou Michel

Posted on 08/11/2010 12:15:05 AM PDT by EinNYC

Buffalo police rescued a cat from a Cheektowaga man who apparently was planning to make a meal out of his pet because he thought it was ill-tempered, authorities said Monday.

When Ferry-Fillmore District officers pulled over a car driven by Gary L. Korkuc on Sunday night during a traffic stop, they said they heard a cat crying from inside the trunk and investigated.

What they found has left animal lovers at the SPCA Serving Erie County in shock.

The cat, according to police, was in a cage “marinating” in a mixture of crushed red peppers, chili pepper, salt and oil.

“It’s disgusting. It surprises me every day what people are capable of when it comes to violence, whether it is animals or people,” said Gina M. Browning, the SPCA’s director of public relations. “I’ve never heard of anything like this before.”

Korkuc, 51, was arrested on one count of cruelty to animals by Officers Jerry Guilian and John Poisson, shortly after he was stopped on the 1100 block of Broadway at about 7:45 p. m. for allegedly passing a stop sign.

Police took the 4-year-old cat to the SPCA on Ensminger Road in the Town of Tonawanda, where Korkuc had adopted it May 11. He told police the cat had been “mean” to him, authorities said.

In condemning the treatment of the cat, whose name is Navarro, Browning read from an SPCA memo put together in part from information provided by the officers and shelter staff:

“Do not under any circumstances adopt to this man ever again. He claims he did not want the cat because it was ‘possessive, greedy and wasteful.’ That the cat got pregnant after ‘spaying,’ even though it was a neutered male. This man is a danger to animals. . . . was soaking cat in marinade to ‘cook.’ ”

Workers at the SPCA gave Navarro two baths Sunday night to clean the spices off and were letting him calm down before bathing him again, Browning said late Monday, adding that the cat is adjusting well.

“We can learn lessons in resiliency. He is purring away and getting ready for his next checkup. He’s looking around like, ‘What am I doing here?’ He might be put [back] up for adoption,” Browning said.

Praising Guilian and Poisson, she added, “Thank God that police heard him. Thank God those cops took the initiative. By all appearances that cat may have wound up dead.”

Korkuc was also charged with passing a stop sign and failure to signal. After his arrest, he was later released on an appearance ticket.

Navarro has black and white markings, weighs 12 pounds and is described as having a good disposition. Adoption hours today at the SPCA, 205 Ensminger, are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; cruelty; nutjob
I'd love just 5 minutes alone with this moron. Let's see how he likes being marinated in oil and then stuffed into the oven. Fortunately, I have a self-cleaning oven to take care of the mess he'd cause.

UPDATE: This absolutely adorable kitty has been adopted into a loving home. http://www.yourspca.org/Page.aspx?pid=456

1 posted on 08/11/2010 12:15:08 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

2 posted on 08/11/2010 12:18:00 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: EinNYC; Slings and Arrows

Without comment, just for you.

PS: DO NOT ping Salamander!

Seriously.


3 posted on 08/11/2010 12:20:24 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo, wily, clever and detractive as all get out!)
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To: EinNYC

what is this, China?


4 posted on 08/11/2010 12:21:53 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: EinNYC

That should be his fate, and then he should be fed to hungry kitties.


5 posted on 08/11/2010 12:22:26 AM PDT by chris37
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To: EinNYC

Tastes like chicken?


6 posted on 08/11/2010 12:23:40 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Hey Chet—isn’t there a pitbull article just waiting for your magical cutting and pasting somewhere?

Grrrrr!!!


7 posted on 08/11/2010 12:25:02 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

Holy cats. They ought to send a cadaver dog team over to this guy’s house and check out his yard and basement. Anyone who is insane enough to do that might have already done other awful things. So glad kitty is okay! (And I bet the cat WAS ill-tempered with him. It probably thought, “Who is this crazy guy and why is he being mean to me?”)


8 posted on 08/11/2010 12:26:19 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (March 2010: Congress shoved Obamacare down our throats. November 2010: We will shove it back!)
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To: EinNYC

This story looks terribly suspicious.


9 posted on 08/11/2010 12:31:20 AM PDT by Vincent Jappi (See if he finds "amusing" being thrown in jail for his usurpation)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Hetty, you have a really good idea. No telling what they might find buried in the vicinity of this nutjob’s home. I am very happy that this kitty now has a new adoring owner. Do you blame the cat for being “mean” to that moron? If he tried that with my gigantic Maine Coon, she’d claw him into the next week and bite him just for fun. But that would be just foreplay for what I’d do to him, if he even looked at one of my cats.

Maybe he was dropped on his head at birth. So his mother should have tossed him and raised the placenta. Would have turned out better.


10 posted on 08/11/2010 12:31:24 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC
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11 posted on 08/11/2010 12:33:28 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: EinNYC

How does someone even come up with such a horrible idea in this country?


12 posted on 08/11/2010 12:36:01 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: EinNYC

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2567957/posts


13 posted on 08/11/2010 12:44:33 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: I Drive Too Fast

I actually searched back to about noon to see if anyone else had posted this. Oh well. It needed to be seen.


14 posted on 08/11/2010 12:49:34 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...
Kitteh is fine, owner is indicted.


15 posted on 08/11/2010 1:00:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EinNYC

I’ve got the nagging feeling narcotics were involved.


16 posted on 08/11/2010 1:18:41 AM PDT by tanuki (Obamacare, Cap and Tax, Amnesty, in that order....)
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To: Chet 99
Not really, but Betty Crocker is behind the curve. Where is the, uh, cat helper.
17 posted on 08/11/2010 1:26:54 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: EinNYC

18 posted on 08/11/2010 1:31:34 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: EinNYC

What a beautiful kitty! I’m glad they’ve found him a new home where he’ll be loved.


19 posted on 08/11/2010 2:28:10 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: BigCinBigD

E V I L !


20 posted on 08/11/2010 2:52:07 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Vincent Jappi

Yeah, I agree. Something isn’t right. How do you marinate anything, especially a live cat, with fur, in a cage? I call b.s. on the whole thing.


21 posted on 08/11/2010 3:36:01 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: EinNYC
Bush's fault.


22 posted on 08/11/2010 3:46:05 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: EinNYC
http://catrecipes.com/
23 posted on 08/11/2010 4:05:40 AM PDT by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: EinNYC

Was there a Korean involved in this? Wait...they like dog.


24 posted on 08/11/2010 5:06:56 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Story’s a bit weird, but the kitteh has been adopted, so all’s well that ends well.

They supposedly banned the guy from adopting from the SPCA. I hope that they informed the (probably) dozens of other little shelters all over the place. Out here in the middle of nowhere, we have three shelters, so I’m sure there are many more in and near a city the size of Buffalo.


25 posted on 08/11/2010 5:12:32 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: EinNYC

How dumb can anyone be? You have to skin a cat before you marinate it.


26 posted on 08/11/2010 5:31:55 AM PDT by freedomfiter2
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To: EinNYC

What a jerk! Everyone knows you need white wine to properly marinate your cat...


27 posted on 08/11/2010 5:39:46 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour; EinNYC

Cheers!

28 posted on 08/11/2010 5:51:03 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

The man has to be off his rocker..needs a mental ward..I agree he has probably done other cruel things to animals..Will people will be next?


29 posted on 08/11/2010 6:56:13 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: skr
How does someone even come up with such a horrible idea in this country?

In a society that puts more value on crabgrass than the life of an unborn child,i'm not surprised.
BTW....I would've gone to jail for murder,had I been the cop that looked in that trunk and saw that kitty.I would've just turned on my hell and shot that guy right in the head.Period.
Anyone who would do such a thing to an innocent animal would think nothing of microwaving a baby,as far as i'm concerned.
30 posted on 08/11/2010 10:04:08 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: gimme1ibertee

hell=heel
Sorry!


31 posted on 08/11/2010 10:04:37 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: EinNYC

I just included that link in case you wanted to see more postings. I searched “cat” and it did not find it. I think I searched “Traffic stop” and it did. The only reason I knew it was there is because I saw it earlier yesterday.


32 posted on 08/11/2010 11:13:18 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: gimme1ibertee

It does make one wonder how he treats humans.


33 posted on 08/11/2010 12:27:02 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: EinNYC

As awful as this was,the kitty still got a better deal than a a hog or a laying hen in a confined animal feeding operation, or a veal calf. At least its misery was short lived.


34 posted on 08/12/2010 3:21:10 AM PDT by SupplySider
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To: EinNYC

I wonder if the “mean” story was just a cover. He maybe did this on a regular basis. I sure hope not.


35 posted on 08/13/2010 2:37:31 AM PDT by Bellflower (All meaning is in The LORD.)
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