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RE: OT.. cat post

I have to agree with you Cathy.  I think it shows a blatant disregard for
life in general and I have no use for someone who can so easily dispatch
dogs, cats or what-have-you.  It is cruel toward the pet owner whose pet has
been taken, tortured or killed as well.  I will not trust anyone who can do
such things as though it were some sort of macabre sport.  UGH!  (And I'm
highly allergic to cats!  Eyes swell shut, asthma acts up--have trouble
breathing, etc., runs into bronchitis within a week and at least $150 in
medical costs.  I tend to avoid our lithe feline friends, but not because I
don't think they are neat animals.)


Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)  

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of cathy carpenter
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 10:52 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT.. cat post

The cruelty of some "people" is amazing. On a recent trip to rural 
Wisconsin, we heard of a local man who "hated cats". He shot every one 
he could and hung the bodies in trees by their tails. Made me sick.
On Thursday, October 23, 2003, at 09:36 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:

> Donna,
> From the way that was written, Yahoo seems to think it is funny or
> strange (why would anyone steal cats?), but they don't seem to realize
> why. There are all sorts of reasons someone would steal cats - none of
> them good.
> In the past cats were frequently stolen to be sold for high school
> biology experiments. Most of this now takes place in Mexico and are
> shipped up here. Since this took place in PA, it's probably not for 
> that
> purpose.
> Cats and dogs have been stolen to be sold to labs for experimentation.
> These labs usually buy from breeders, but sometimes they don't ask
> questions. Pets are stolen and end up as experiments. Possibly someone
> who needed the money stole the cats for resale.
> Cats are frequently the focus of torment by youngsters and teenagers. I
> wouldn't put it past some unsupervised teens to break into a shelter to
> obtain victims.
> Lastly, something occurred to me on a semi-positive note. Locally, a 
> new
> law has been instigated limiting all households to no more than 7 cats
> and dogs. It has a lot of people upset. It's possible that in PA they
> have a similar law and these cats were confiscated. Then someone broke
> in to rescue them rahter than allow them to be euthanized.
> I love cats; too bad a lot of people don't.
> Kitty
>> Happened to run across this story in my morning news.... since many 
>> on this list
>> are cat folks....
>> Donna
>> Cat Burglar Actually Steals Cats
>> Wed Oct 22, 8:08 AM ET  Add Strange News - AP to My Yahoo!
>> HUMMELS WHARF, Pa. - Talk about a cat burglar! Police in Synder 
>> County,
>> Pennsylvania, are looking for someone who's stealing cats.
>> Police aren't pussy-footing around. They say the cat-snatcher took 
>> seven felines
>> from a shelter in Monroe Township.
>> The cat burglar apparently struck early Saturday morning. Authorities
>> hope someone will call with information so they can scratch-up some
>> evidence about the thief
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