GUN Family's Cat Shot, Killed By Police Officer

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Family's Cat Shot, Killed By Police Officer
    http://www.wpxi.com/news/15694159/detail.html
    POSTED: 3:59 pm EDT March 24, 2008
    UPDATED: 6:24 pm EDT March 24, 2008

    CECIL TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A Washington County family is angry and heartbroken after its cat, Elmo, was shot and killed by a police officer.

    It happened on Saturday after the cat wandered away from its Cecil Township home.

    A Cecil Township police officer received a call about a rabid cat in the area. The officer later found a cat that, he said, had no tags and appeared to be a stray. The officer thought the cat may have been injured. The cat was Elmo.

    Elmo was taken into a wooded area and shot. The officer filled out a firearm report and said he felt bad about having to shoot it.

    Elmo was a purebred Persian that was 10 years old.

    The cat's owner Roger Oldaker and his son had been looking for Elmo since Friday night. A neighbor shared the horrible news with him that his cat had been shot.

    Oldaker is shocked and angry. He told Channel 11 this about his beloved Elmo, "He was not injured. He just didn't know where to run. Another cat ran away, and the policeman said if my cat would have run, he would have let him go."

    The Cecil Township police chief said the 25-year veteran officer did not do anything wrong and stands behind his decision.

    On Monday afternoon, the Oldaker family met with police. The Oldakers are asking the department to come up with a written policy on how to handle cats that doesn't involve shooting them.

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    Well after seeing a pic of the cat, I'd of shot it too.
     
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    Attack cat :noes:
     
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    News agencies always show the worst pics (of people, etc). :rofl:
     
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    That's one ballsy cop for even going near that fucked up lookin thing
     
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    "The Oldakers are asking the department to come up with a written policy on how to handle cats that doesn't involve shooting them."

    :rofl:
     
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    why would he shoot the cat and not call animal control?
     
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    LOL

    That reminds me of that episode of Reno 911 where that guy asked the two deputies to put down his dog b/c it had cancer. It wasnt even his dog and the lady who owned it came running out after she heard the gun shot.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S81BzzJ9CEQ :mamoru:
     
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    Holy shit... I :rofl:ed out loud when I saw the picture they used for the cat. :rofl:
     
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    :hs: poor guy...
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    it's almost twice as funny when you know what's going to happen

    hahaha


    and the cat in the news article looks like feline version of predator :noes:
     
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    one less cat makes this world a better place for the rest of us.

    I fucking hate stray cats... And if it was out and about without a collar and owner, then it definitely was stray.

    i think it should be legal to shoot cats that are on your property. What's the point of having a "pet" cat that just wanders the neighborhood??? If you want a pet, it should be harassing YOU in YOUR home... not pestering me on my property.
     
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    well most cities have a policy to take those animals to the pound for observation to determine if it actually does have rabies.


    I don't feel too bad though, fucker was 10 yrs old.
     
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    Dogs are much worse than cats when it comes to them wandering around and pissing me off on my property. Cats walk through, maybe hang around in my yard a little and chase some squirrels, and then they leave. Dogs run around, chew up anything I leave outside, bark and try to jump on me when I go outside, try to run into my hosue when I open my door, and they shit all over the place.
     
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    I have never had a problem with dogs. There are practically no stray dogs from what I can tell. And the domesticated dogs are generally fenced or kept in the owners home.

    In the event a dog did get out it would be in the minority. If I found a dog in my yard I would see if it had a collar, and if so I would evaluate if the dog would allow me to pet it and remain friendly -- if so I would read the tag and call the owner. If there is no tag or I do not feel comfortable getting close to the dog, I'd call animal control and they would come deal with it.

    Although some cat owners keep their pets inside, many do not. And they do not keep them fenced or leashed... they let them wander around and harass others. I often see them foraging for food or laying on the hood of my truck (never saw a dog scratch my paint). I will run out and kick the shit out of them when this occurs. I have tried calling animal control but they refuse to deal with cats. Oh, and it really pisses me off when they're in heat and they're loud as fuck. And they fucking shit all over, too. waaay more than dogs.

    I think cats are a pest and we should either eradicate them (be allowed to) or the owners should be held to the same standards as dog owners.
     
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    uMMMM...what a tool....lol. He fucking drove it out in the woods and shot it.....so when it was in his car did it look rabid? I could see animal rights people getting all over this.
     
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    A 10 year old cat is roughly equivalent to a person in their mid 50s. Hardly an elderly cat.
     
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    i bet arfcom is having a ball with this one...
     
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    Fuck that.
    I'm not shooting a cat.
     
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    exactly.:mamoru:
     
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    I been snipering my nieghbors cats for years.
     

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