Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cats Abused As Well

Although cats have traditionally been the mortal enemy of Man's Best Friend many dog owners know differently. In fact, many dog owners have cats as well. This story should not go unnoticed.

From The Ledger in Lakeland, FL:

Driver Is Cleared of Throwing Kittens

By Jason Geary

Published: Friday, September 12, 2008 at 12:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 12:40 a.m.

BARTOW | Prosecutors will not charge a 67-year-old Lakeland man with throwing three kittens from a moving truck, concluding there is "insufficient proof" to support a charge of cruelty to animals.

Sean Reynolds and Denise Pribe were critical witnesses who said they saw cats being thrown from the truck window.

Only July 23, the pair were driving on Rockridge Road when they saw a black kitten get run over by a white pickup and another white kitten run away, according to Sheriff's Office reports.

Reynolds said he was about two car lengths away from the truck and saw a third kitten "come from high up on the vehicle … probably out the window."

Abuse of this kind should never be tolerated regardless of what kind of animal it is.

From maliciously kind of cruel to the heartless variety of cruel from the Tri-Cities Herald in Tri-Cities, WA:

Animal Control looking for 2 who dumped dogs
By the Herald staff

Tri-City Animal Control is seeking information about two people who dumped off five dogs at the animal shelter.

A surveillance video captured images of two people -- a teenage boy and a woman who appeared to be in her late 30s or early 40s -- dropping off the animals between 7:20 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The video showed them backing their car up to the shelter and unloading the dogs from the hatchback.

The people carried some of the dogs in crates and put all of the dogs into the shelter's fenced yard.

"No remorse. They don't look back," Poundmaster Angela Zilar said, describing the people. "The dogs in the video are at the gate going, 'What are you doing? Why are we being left?' "

The dogs are Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes, including one that's pregnant.

Whoever dropped off the dogs could face charges of abandoning an animal, a gross misdemeanor, Zilar said.

To see still frames from the video, visit

Anyone with information about the people or the dogs can call Tri-City Animal Control at 545-3740.

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