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Cat Abducted, Shaved and Has Swastika Drawn on its Back in Bizarre Attack
Metro UK ^ | Tuesday 17 Sep 2013

Posted on 09/17/2013 10:07:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A cat has been the victim of a brutal and bizarre attack as its owners found his whiskers had been cut off, his body partly shaved and a swastika drawn on his back.

One-year-old Turbo returned to his home in Christchurch, New Zealand, after the cruel attack when his owners noticed something was not quite right.

Jess and James McGriffin were watching TV yesterday evening when Turbo jumped on her lap. She started petting him, realising that he had been shaved on his back, forehead, legs, and other patches on his body.

His whiskers were also missing.

To make the strange cat attack even worse, a Nazi symbol had been drawn into his shaved back with black marker pen.

‘It had obviously just happened. I just cried. It’s so horrible. I just couldn’t believe it,’ the devastated mum told the Press in New Zealand.

At first she though it could have been a racist attack against her Filipino husband, but Ms McGriffin has since ruled that out and now thinks children could have been involved in a cruel joke.

‘I honestly don’t know who would be behind it. I’ve lived in Burnside pretty much my whole life and we’ve been in this house for three years. There’s been nothing like this, ever. I just reckon it’s some silly teenagers.’ she added.

‘The scariest bit is they took my cat off the street, took him somewhere [and] held him down.

‘When he was two months old he got stuck in a fence and we had to remove his tail. Now he is tail-less, whisker-less and has shaved spots.’

Shaving would be an offence under the New Zealand Animal Welfare Act if it caused distress or pain. The McGriffins reported the incident to the police and animal protection group, SPCA.

Little Turbo is currently being kept indoors until his whiskers grow back.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: kittyping

1 posted on 09/17/2013 10:07:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 09/17/2013 10:07:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise

Cats have an independent streak and tend to fall for fascist ideologies, I know.


3 posted on 09/17/2013 10:09:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows

Hate crime El Gato!


4 posted on 09/17/2013 10:09:52 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: nickcarraway

Turbo needs to stay indoors, period, if there are crazy/mean/stupid neighbors (or neighbor kids) who would do such a thing. Next time it could be much worse.


5 posted on 09/17/2013 10:12:55 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: nickcarraway

Schweinkatze!


6 posted on 09/17/2013 10:16:39 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: nickcarraway
I suppose some local lads were simply bored and thought to terrorize a poor defenceless pet to while away some time, but I am seething nonetheless. They may think it just a bit of fun, but history has proven time and again that those who are so uncaring as to mistreat even a small animal eventually become sociopaths of the worst sort.

Granted, this is not near what has happened to some pets in the past, but even taking that into consideration the fact that some individuals cared less for the welfare of some poor trusting animal than their own amusement does not bode well for their actions in times to come.

7 posted on 09/17/2013 10:16:58 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Correct. That needs to be an indoor kitteh, starting yesterday.


8 posted on 09/17/2013 10:20:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: nickcarraway

Clearly Kitler took issue with Fidel Catsro.


9 posted on 09/17/2013 10:25:37 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Jet Jaguar; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..
When they catch the perps, I hope the punishment involves Nair.


10 posted on 09/17/2013 10:35:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

The cat ran off to join a skinhead gang and came back because the food wasn’t very good.


11 posted on 09/17/2013 10:35:43 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: nickcarraway

That saddens me, and I’m not even known to be a Cat person. Cats can be good pals though, almost like a dog. Any animal deserves better, especially a pet, who trusts and expects to be well treated. If this happens again, I predict, the culprit will be found. Maybe the next cat won’t be so docile. Maybe somebody is seen in the emergency room with ‘mysterious’ cat bites all over their face and their fingers. Poetic Justice! That is my wish.


12 posted on 09/17/2013 10:41:28 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Utilizer

On first look I thought they had snipped his tail off too. But the cat has lost its tail in a past accident. Ultimately, thank goodness, this appears to be a physically harmless prank, even though done in a spirit that was lower than a dachshund’s belly. Sounds like they took hair trimmers and buzzed the fur off. The fur will grow back AND so will the whiskers. But what I might use that marker to write on that kid’s forehead if I caught him might be considered rude.


13 posted on 09/17/2013 11:45:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

We’ve all seen this before. It’ll turn out the cat did this to itself and cried racism in a bid for attention.


14 posted on 09/17/2013 11:55:06 PM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: nickcarraway

Do his owners know if he likes to sneak off to biker bars?


15 posted on 09/18/2013 12:14:59 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder how much the missing whiskers are affecting him.


16 posted on 09/18/2013 12:26:52 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: nickcarraway

17 posted on 09/18/2013 12:42:54 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: nickcarraway

Poor pussy.


18 posted on 09/18/2013 1:01:41 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen
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19 posted on 09/18/2013 1:22:08 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Fresh Wind
LOL! :-D

20 posted on 09/18/2013 1:30:25 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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21 posted on 09/18/2013 6:08:01 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

Brutal? Really?


22 posted on 09/18/2013 7:55:23 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Since we got our first cat in 1982, none of our cats has ever had to struggle with the stray life again.

They stay indoors, and only three of them in all these years have even attempted to go outside.

Our first two cats, Muffin and Tiger, got out once. The little stinkers actually opened a sliding screen
door, a big one, and sauntered on out. I called, and The Muff returned, but I had to go looking for
Tiger, and both were VERY happy to get back inside.

Miss Hissy Slashy tries to sneak out every time I open the front door. She gets as far as the grass,
lies down in it, and begins to stalk any chipmunks in the yard. I have to carry her 18 pounds back
in again.

Good exercise.


23 posted on 09/18/2013 9:17:49 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: BubbaBasher

Yes, cutting off a cat’s whiskers is brutal.

They are part of the way a cat perceives the world, and without them, kitty is partially “blind.”


24 posted on 09/18/2013 9:21:00 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: BubbaBasher

Really. That cat was scared carpless when they did that.


25 posted on 09/18/2013 9:38:11 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: TheOldLady

Their whiskers are also very sensitive....


26 posted on 09/18/2013 10:39:49 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: nickcarraway

Turbo was lucky...... this time. As my vet said “outdoor cats usually live short violent lives”.


27 posted on 09/18/2013 10:46:25 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Fawn

Indeed.


28 posted on 09/18/2013 10:54:02 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
I go where I want.

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29 posted on 09/20/2013 9:27:25 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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