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At Least Two Cats Intentionally Burned in Local Suburb
Fox8News ^ | 7/6/11 | Suzanne Stratford

Posted on 07/06/2011 2:19:21 PM PDT by EBH

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio— A shocking case of animal cruelty is being investigated in Bay Village.

Two cats have been burned in a manner that seems to indicate it was intentional.

One of the animals is 8-year-old Heidi, a gray and black tiger striped cat.

Cathy Mohney says Heidi is a house cat who slipped out of the house on Lindford Drive last week.

"It was very unusual she wasn't right here on the porch," said Cathy. "She typically goes out just in the yard, if at all. She's normally an indoor cat."

While the Mohney's hung fliers around town and searched the neighborhood, two miles away near the Bay Village Family Aquatic Center on Bryson Lane a young boy and his friends found a cat hiding under a car.

"I told my friends we had to get the cat out from under the car so it doesn't get hurt," said Curtis Szelesta, 12.

After a lot of coaxing, Curtis finally got the cat out from under the vehicle and noticed she was hurt.

"She was squirming and the feet were all bloody and she smelled like ashes and it was disgusting to smell and see," said Curtis.

Curtis called his mother, Jennifer, who quickly rushed the cat to the Detroit Dover Animal Hospital in Westlake.

Because the cat's paws were burned, doctors thought the cat might have stepped or jumped onto a hot surface, but after lifting her tail they noticed severe burns to the tail and rectum.

(Excerpt) Read more at fox8.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalcruelty; genesis9; godscreatures; hosea214; kittyping

1 posted on 07/06/2011 2:19:29 PM PDT by EBH
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping!


2 posted on 07/06/2011 2:21:25 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH; Slings and Arrows

PING this one over to Slings And Arrows! Sick actions against two cats is all I can say.


3 posted on 07/06/2011 2:24:25 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: EBH

Serial killer under construction. Hope the authorities find the perp...


4 posted on 07/06/2011 2:46:32 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Before he starts doing this to kids.


5 posted on 07/06/2011 3:03:09 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care

Exactly.


6 posted on 07/06/2011 3:04:24 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Usually, it’s a crime of opportunity. They find a cat or dog not supervised and that’s when these things happen,” said Chief Wright.”

And people think I’m crazy just because, even though the dogs go out in a secure, locked back yard, I’m -always- at the door, watching them, no matter what the weather.

[and there’s a rifle by the back door, too...just in case]

Anybody touches *my* dogs and I’m gonna “reach out and touch” *them*.

Evil bastards.

Poor cat.


7 posted on 07/06/2011 3:09:35 PM PDT by Salamander (I don't want trouble, I don't need no fuss. But I'm wounded, old and treacherous.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

We just had 2 similar incidents in the Portland OR area too.

Not burned, much worse.


8 posted on 07/06/2011 3:16:30 PM PDT by enraged
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To: Salamander

“And people think I’m crazy just because, even though the dogs go out in a secure, locked back yard, I’m -always- at the door, watching them, no matter what the weather.”

You bet. I’m in the country and we trap the strays people dump out here. They can die of starvation, collisions with vehicles, animal predators, or the human ones.

It’s the human ones that scare me the most.

We are now on our 6th stray pet just captured and neutered in May and now a sweet little girl who was obviously a housecat at one time.

Animal cruelty and baby butchering should be hangin’ offenses - just saying IMO.


9 posted on 07/06/2011 4:24:12 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: EBH

Last week our local police busted 3 teenagers, 15, 16, and 17, who were driving around town for months shooting cats from their car with a .22 rifle. One kid admitted he had shot at least 50 cats by himself, but all of them apparently took turns. In total, they killed over 100 cats in the last few months, and took great pride reading about themselves in the local news.

Sick stuff...


10 posted on 07/06/2011 4:36:18 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Your what hurts??)
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To: OpusatFR

Well, it sounds like somebody knows who did this...and they are too scared to press charges...

I’m not sure which makes me more angry...almost thing the family that is not pressing charges has a violent situation in their own home...


11 posted on 07/06/2011 7:10:04 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: Salamander

God Bless the kid that found her and his Mom for being willing to get the cat to the vet...


12 posted on 07/06/2011 7:11:10 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH; Biggirl; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
I normally don't ping animal cruelty stories, but in this case the scumbag is still at large. Local FReepers take note.

G-d be with those poor kitties.


13 posted on 07/06/2011 7:20:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EBH

Amen.

I’ve hauled lots of injured things to vets, most of which were accepted.

The vets around here won’t help *any* wild critters, though and the nearest rehabber is down near Bowie and they were the most unpleasant ‘animal lovers’ I’ve ever met.

We tended the fawn [broken leg] as best we could for the 3 days it took to locate them and they were mightily ticked we didn’t call sooner.

Some kind of *public telephone book listing* might’ve helped.

Don’t ever bother to call the DNR for injured wildlife.

They’ll just threaten to fine you if you even dare try to help it and then tell you to just go out and shoot it.

Jerks.


14 posted on 07/06/2011 7:39:02 PM PDT by Salamander (I don't want trouble, I don't need no fuss. But I'm wounded, old and treacherous.)
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To: OpusatFR

I’m amazed you even have any strays.

Judging by my past, I’ve assumed that *every stray/wounded thing on earth* comes here....LOL

My grandmother had the same “luck”.

Of all the innumerable pets she had, she never paid a dime for any of ‘em.

They’d just show up one day, look around and make themselves to home.

Maybe it’s genetic....;D


15 posted on 07/06/2011 7:44:23 PM PDT by Salamander (I don't want trouble, I don't need no fuss. But I'm wounded, old and treacherous.)
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To: EBH; Slings and Arrows
Very bad things need to happen to this perp.

Very.

Bad.

Things.

16 posted on 07/06/2011 7:55:53 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Very.

Bad.

Slow.

Lingering.

Things.


17 posted on 07/06/2011 8:21:54 PM PDT by Salamander (I don't want trouble, I don't need no fuss. But I'm wounded, old and treacherous.)
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To: martin_fierro

I have some ideas.


18 posted on 07/06/2011 8:26:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I have some ideas.

Me too. I'd like to have them be the first to walk on the Moon since 1972, without space suits.

Last month, one of the cats, G.W. (aka "Dubya") I took in as a stray kitten passed away from cancer. He was only 10. I know cancer is a losing battle in our furry friends, but we did fight to keep him alive and in fair condition for 2 months and I don't think he suffered all that much, at last until the last day or three. We did give a good fight and overall I would have to say we done well given the circumstances. It offends me greatly and much more to hear of stories like these since I fight for my pets tooth and nail as much as I can. Well, he is with his brother now, Greystone, who passed away when he was 5, due to kidney failure. We still have his mother (Spunky) and sister (Whitey) plus one male cat, Rascal.
19 posted on 07/06/2011 8:45:11 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Please To Take Me Home

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20 posted on 07/06/2011 9:05:41 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Salamander

Exactly the same here.

I’d kill and bury, and not lose a seconds sleep over disposing of anyone who laid a finger on one of mine.

Prayers for those poor cats, and prayers for all the strays out there, dogs and cats, wherever they may be.


21 posted on 07/06/2011 9:14:11 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Bean Counter

Yeah, I would give those three a quick history lesson on Vlad Tepes if I got a hold of them.


22 posted on 07/06/2011 9:33:31 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank you for the ping. Bay Village is an upscale neighborhood on the westside of Cleveland. Not that it makes a difference other than to point out animal cruelty happens everywhere.

I hope they track down who did this to these cats and there might even be more...

Just evil...but what this kid and his Mom did will hopefully bring some light onto these several cases!


23 posted on 07/07/2011 3:38:56 AM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Those who would do this are the soulless trash who are coming out of our schools these days. Brainwashed, propagandized sociopathic narcissists will make our task of restoring the honor, decency, and most important, Constitution of our Republic all that more difficult.

May G-d heal Heidi and the other cat, and may He keep them and other local pets safe.

Here’s hoping that the perp(s) slips up and gets caught. Too bad we don’t publicly hang real human debris anymore.


24 posted on 07/07/2011 5:18:16 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: EBH

Anyone who can torture or doesn’t have empathy for cats and dogs are not healthy people. They are mentally deficient/damaged and a danger to society. THey were brought up by neglectful people. They need to be weeded out, locked up and/or put on medication.....


25 posted on 07/07/2011 5:48:39 AM PDT by Fawn (No--bama 2012)
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To: SkyDancer

That is sooo heartbreaking....


26 posted on 07/07/2011 5:58:16 AM PDT by Fawn (No--bama 2012)
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To: Fawn
Anyone who can torture or doesn’t have empathy for cats and dogs are not healthy people. They are mentally deficient/damaged and a danger to society. THey were brought up by neglectful people. They need to be weeded out, locked up and/or put on medication.....

My uncle used to say, "anybody who treats animals in a cruel manner to the point where animals do not like them just ain't worth sh--."
27 posted on 07/07/2011 8:28:29 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: SkyDancer

Oh my gosh. Probably the saddest picture ever.


28 posted on 07/08/2011 6:43:17 AM PDT by sistabrista
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