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Big cat roaming Detroit streets shot dead, thrown in garbage, group says
Detroit Free Press | 08/27/2013

Posted on 08/27/2013 9:26:54 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Big cat roaming Detroit streets shot dead, thrown in garbage, group says
 

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bigcat; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; detroit; michigan
Shot dead. Thrown in garbage can.

Sums up the fate of the cat AND THE CITY quite nicely, dontcha think?

1 posted on 08/27/2013 9:26:54 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

They missed two of the three S’s.

Shoot
Shovel
STFU


2 posted on 08/27/2013 9:30:03 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Savannah is a hybrid between a domesticated housecat and an African serval cat.

Hate crime!

3 posted on 08/27/2013 9:30:58 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

In other words, the cat experienced a typical visit to Detroit.


4 posted on 08/27/2013 9:31:14 AM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Way to go idiots. A Savanna is a very pricy purebred going for $1000 or more.

Chip your animals, even indoor only cats and fenced in dogs because they can find ways outside. In Detroit, they were lucky the denizens didn’t grab it and declare it to be a fiesta cat suitable for tacos.


5 posted on 08/27/2013 9:32:43 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Responsibility2nd
 photo freecat.jpg
6 posted on 08/27/2013 9:34:32 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: xjcsa

LOL! I wonder if the ‘Just Us’ Dept. is going to fine or confiscate the gun from the person who shot this cat? ‘Discharging a firearm’ charges, no?


7 posted on 08/27/2013 9:37:54 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Resolute Conservative

Yea so funny you are.

Next.


8 posted on 08/27/2013 9:45:17 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Responsibility2nd

Question was this same black panther Si Robertson saw in Duck Dynasty episode

Okay my bad LOL!


9 posted on 08/27/2013 9:48:27 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Responsibility2nd
the formerly four foot tall cat turned out to be a two foot tall cat.... thats par of the course


10 posted on 08/27/2013 9:48:40 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Responsibility2nd

WAS IT A DETROIT LION?............


11 posted on 08/27/2013 9:51:50 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: RJS1950

This is sad. I love savannah cats. Idiots.


12 posted on 08/27/2013 9:53:37 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Resolute Conservative

That’s really terrible. It’s also really sad.


13 posted on 08/27/2013 9:55:33 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Wild dogs, big cats...Safari Detroit! It could be the first urban hunting preserve. They should sow vacant lots and introduce wild boar.


14 posted on 08/27/2013 9:57:44 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; SunkenCiv

ping


15 posted on 08/27/2013 10:01:54 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: snarkytart
AnoNeighbors said they had contacted the Michigan Humane Society ...both declined to investigate.

Par for the course.

A few years ago I found a standard poodle that had wandered away from its home. I called the local HS and they told me to bring the dog in but I couldn't because it wouldn't fit in my small car. I then asked them for the phone number of the owners who reported it lost but they wouldn't give it to me. They weren'te even going to call the owners to let them know I had it.........

Several hours later, the owners called them again and the HS gave them my number and they in turn called me and came over to pick it up.

The HS doesn't give a shit about the animals or the people who report them lost, they'd just as soon put them down as soon as they can.......

The local paper once ran a story about two fishermen who rescued a golden retriever in Lake St. Clair, that was unable to make it on land due to the seawalls.......

They took it to the local HS and left it. A week later, the same reporter checked with the HS to do a follow up on the story only to discover the HS had put the dog down several days later "because it was sick"....BS!

16 posted on 08/27/2013 10:02:02 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Red Badger
WAS IT A DETROIT LION?............

There hasn't been a real one of those in Detroit since 1959.....

17 posted on 08/27/2013 10:03:04 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: goat granny; Darren McCarty

Ping for your interest


18 posted on 08/27/2013 10:04:06 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Trailerpark Badass

I be willing to go on a road trip to deliver wild hogs to Detroit. How many Muslims did you say live there?


19 posted on 08/27/2013 10:04:11 AM PDT by meatloaf
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To: Perdogg

Welcome to Detroit.


20 posted on 08/27/2013 11:00:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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21 posted on 08/27/2013 11:01:33 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ok, it’s a big “cat”, not a “big cat”. Savannahs are pretty much treated like domestic housecats, not big cats, under most state laws.


22 posted on 08/27/2013 11:10:06 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: RJS1950

Savannahs aren’t purebred, they are hybrids.


23 posted on 08/27/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Red Badger

Or, a Detroit Tiger?


24 posted on 08/27/2013 11:31:42 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“shot!!!!” You mean someone actually is allowed to own a firearm in Detroit and that they discharged it within the city limits! Oh, my! Did they have a hunting license and was there a hunting season on “big cats?”

No, I am sorry there was serious law breaking going on.

People are not allowed to take the law or there safety in their own hands. It is against government policy! It is against the law! It could lead to vigilante justice and there is noting that elected officials fear more than an armed citizenry deciding to protect themselves. Such things could get out of hand and the mob could turn on the government.

(/sarcasm) Seriously, well done if someone killed the animal and disposed of it rather than waiting for the police or animal control to show up.

25 posted on 08/27/2013 11:39:05 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: RJS1950
Stupid brain-dead animals. I'm referring to the ones who shot this beautiful and very expensive cat. I heard that there were numerous calls to the Detroit police about it, so it's anyone's guess whether a trigger-happy LEO dunce shot it or some cretin just looking to kill something 'cos he was "bored". It was just a lost kitty looking to find its way home, and they shot it. Just its bad luck that it went into the wrong neighborhood in Detroit. I just hope it didn't suffer.

It may very well have been microchipped. My 2 kittehs are. But microchipping only works if you take the pet into a vet or humane society and have it scanned. Otherwise, it's just a rice-sized little chip usually inserted into the muscle between the shoulder blades, invisible and mute.

Here is a picture of a Savannah cat:


26 posted on 08/27/2013 12:42:36 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think a better solution would have been to introduce wolves.
Detroit would make excellent wolf habitat.


27 posted on 08/27/2013 12:51:03 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Robert357
Seriously, well done if someone killed the animal and disposed of it rather than waiting for the police or animal control to show up.

Why? It was a pet that got lost........It was a pet that wasn't a danger to anyone and never once exhibited any hostility towards anyone that had contact with it, helped feed it and had actually petted it.

This was a media driven event! A representative from "Paws for the Cause" was just now on the radio explaining that she and others had been searching for this cat prior to it being killed. They had informed the local media outlets exactly what kind of a cat it was and that it wasn't 4 ft. high as they reported. It was only 2 feet high when seated.

The media instead continued to report it as a mysterious huge cat!

As far as shooting it, discharging a firearm within a city limit here in S.E. Michigan is against the law. And likely the same in any other community across this country........

You don't shoot and kill an animal simply because you don't know what it is..........IF you do and if you support that mentality then you have no business owning a firearm or calling yourself a hunter.

28 posted on 08/27/2013 2:33:59 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: EinNYC
t's anyone's guess whether a trigger-happy LEO dunce shot it or some cretin just looking to kill something 'cos he was "bored

The rep from Paws for the Cause said a resident of the neighborhood she was canvassing directed her to the garbage can where the dead cat was thrown. It wasn't determined if that person was the one who actually killed the cat and the rep wasn't in a position to find out who actually shot it.

29 posted on 08/27/2013 2:38:32 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Responsibility2nd

The place is overrun with feral animals, because there is no money for animal control. The city should pay bounties. Roaming packs of animals pose a danger for a variety of reasons.


30 posted on 08/27/2013 2:50:40 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I read on one website that the person who showed them where the cat was thrown WAS the shooter. Why on earth would they have shot this beautiful cat? I guess they were “bored” or dumber than a bag of cat poop. They deserve to live in the morass of ignorance and stupidity that is Detroit. Just a real shame they had to shoot this kitty, who was someone’s beloved pet.


31 posted on 08/27/2013 5:35:52 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Perdogg

Bummer.


32 posted on 08/27/2013 6:16:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

beautiful and smart animals

http://youtu.be/BSqb6DvyGDs

http://youtu.be/sQkVA1Y4XXs


33 posted on 08/27/2013 7:07:19 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: EinNYC
I read on one website that the person who showed them where the cat was thrown WAS the shooter.

The lady from Paws for the Cause suspected it may have been the person since they knew exactly where the cat's body had been dumped but she wasn't certain........

34 posted on 08/28/2013 2:45:23 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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