Franklin Snyder Guilty of Poisoning Seven Cats: Berwick man say...

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A northeastern Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to poisoning as many as seven of his neighbor's cats with antifreeze.
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Amused Crack-er

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Rennie wrote:
I am amazed at the heartless comments from the low-life community. "Amused Crack-Head" knows the "pain" of having cats in his flower bed?? You won't know what pain is until you mess with MY family, and my pets are included. Put your f-ing garbage in a can, for chrissake! Put some mothballs in your flowerbed! Why on earth would anyone do something that sick, because they're annoyed? Do you have any idea of the prolonged, extreme agony these creatures suffered? Would you want someone to do that to you, your family, YOUR pets? You couldn't think of a better solution? Are you that stupid? Or just born without conscience. Five years is not enough. I'd LOVE to see at least five years stick, maybe word would get around that it's not a good idea to take out your frustrations on innocent creatures. Yeah, they are innocent. That's what cats do. And dogs. They don't go to school to learn how to think like humans. It would be nice to have pets kept indoors but that don't happen in the real world. Wild animals get into trash too. Because they smell it, they're attracted to it, they have no idea what mean, SICK humans are capable of.****, Snyder.
Unlike you, I refuse to stoop to the immature and childish name calling. "Amused Crack-Head..." Funny! Did that take you a few hours to think up? Probably.

The bottom line for this story is that if people want to own a pet, then they need to be RESPONSIBLE pet owners. Letting your cat out at night to roam the neighborhood to make a mess in other people's yards, urinate on their vehicles or yard is NOT responsible. I don't see a bunch of dogs out at night to roam free, so why are cats different? Don't even go with that territorial and "wild instinct" argument. Dogs are descendants of wild animals, so it won't hold water.

If you want to keep those filthy felines alive, and IF you love them as you say, then you won't let them outside at night. To let them roam the streets free like that is equal to animal cruelty in my book, which is what this man is being charged with.
Rick

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Mar 5, 2009
 
As someone who doesn't consider cats to be pets but rather family members, I would put a hurting on someone if they did that to any of mine, and that's not keyboard bravery either, it's a fact. My cats are indoors most of the time but they like riding with me when I go to the store or what have you and almost got into a brawl with someone that left a note on my windshield calling me this name and that, anonymously of course, for leaving my cats in the van for a span of less than five minutes that I was in the store. I told them to mind their own effing business and to sort their own life out before they start casting judgement. I've skipped car payments to pay for vet bills and I've lived off cup o'noodles for two weeks solid to make sure they had nibbles and litter. My cats mean everything to me, they're every bit as loyal as dogs, and much lower maintenance. They sense when I'm stressing and will headbutt my arm while purring as if to try and tell me everything will be alright....okay I think I'm done rambling lol
Amused Crack-er

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Mar 5, 2009
 
Rick wrote:
As someone who doesn't consider cats to be pets but rather family members, I would put a hurting on someone if they did that to any of mine, and that's not keyboard bravery either, it's a fact. My cats are indoors most of the time but they like riding with me when I go to the store or what have you and almost got into a brawl with someone that left a note on my windshield calling me this name and that, anonymously of course, for leaving my cats in the van for a span of less than five minutes that I was in the store. I told them to mind their own effing business and to sort their own life out before they start casting judgement. I've skipped car payments to pay for vet bills and I've lived off cup o'noodles for two weeks solid to make sure they had nibbles and litter. My cats mean everything to me, they're every bit as loyal as dogs, and much lower maintenance. They sense when I'm stressing and will headbutt my arm while purring as if to try and tell me everything will be alright....okay I think I'm done rambling lol
I don't think you have anything to worry about. You sound like a RESPONSIBLE pet owner. Too bad more people aren't as responsible with their cats...
Scarletts Plantation

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Mar 5, 2009
 
Amused Crack-er wrote:
Good for him! I don't blame him at all. His neighbor has a "farm" of cats and could care less about anyone else's property and is quite selfish.
"...police and humane officers didn't help him..."
I know his pain. I used to have cats that used my plant beds as a litter box and would constantly use my yard as their own "toilet." I called the Humane Society, Dog Catcher (Humane Society's idea), police, and NO ONE would help. I explained that I am VERY allergic to cats, and all the Humane Society told me was to capture them and bring them in. I told them that if I did, the cat would be in my trunk. Needless to say, they told me NOT to do that or charges would be filed. Yet, they couldn't offer any ideas when I said that if the cat would be inside the car with me, it would be detrimental to my health.
For some odd reason, people get up in arms when a person kills a cat. Yet, when a person suffers ill health due to a cat, no one cares. For that I say, GIVE THEM ANTIFREEZE!
Oh Cr a cker? Do they give you"CAT SCRATCH FEVER?"
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Mar 5, 2009
 
I have a response for all of you . If I have to by a license for my dog, and have him on a leash so do cat owners. I don't condone poisoning the cats, but I would not want any animals except mine in my yard.

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Mar 5, 2009
 
Sorry, that should be buy
Amused Crack-er

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Mar 5, 2009
 
Scarletts Plantation wrote:
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Oh Cr a cker? Do they give you"CAT SCRATCH FEVER?"
LOL...
Grrrooooaaannnn... That was bad. VERY bad.

No wonder I'm laughing! LMAO!!
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Mar 5, 2009
 
If he was my neighbor I'd buy the anti-freeze.
Scarletts Plantation

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Mar 5, 2009
 
Amused Crack-er wrote:
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Grrrooooaaannnn... That was bad. VERY bad.
No wonder I'm laughing! LMAO!!
Like that.
Doug

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Mar 6, 2009
 
"...You couldn't think of a better solution? Are you that stupid?..."

Good point. Rational adults don't go around poisoning animals.

"...But, how does a garbage can prevent a cat from using your flower bed as a litter box?..."

It probably wouldn't help with that. Lemon juice is all natural, and it would not only keep cats away, but many insects as well. Put it around the borders of your garden.

Again... Rational adults should be able to think of a better solution than poisoning.

"...For some odd reason, people get up in arms when a person kills a cat. Yet, when a person suffers ill health due to a cat, no one cares..."

Did he really suffer at the hands of a cat? He could have invested a very little bit of time and/or money to solve this issue. He chose instead to kill a cat. If you don't find that disturbing, then I can't help you.

I do agree that a person's life is more valuable than a cats life, and I also believe that five years is excessive. I seriously doubt he'll do any jail time.

Is an hour or two of a person's time and perhaps $40 worth more than seven cats? I don't think so.

Fines for both of them is the best answer. She should get $50 for each cat =$2,000. He should get $500 for each one he killed =$3,500. End of case.
that guy no one knows

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#34
Jun 4, 2009
 
well this is an odd story it seems as if the owner was irresponsible so i think we should look at all of the faults left here the owner should have kept track of HIS animals and kept them on HIS property but then you shouldnt go killing innocent animals cats are mainly inside animals and should be kept there where they are safe so in my eyes th owner failed. I think the punishment should be a fine of some sort not a jail sentence this guy just needs to learn self control.
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Jul 27, 2009
 
There are some sick puppies here, go to therapy to work your life frustrations and don't take it out on helpless animals. And I would also like you Cracker to go to hell.
Ipitrader
Richard Litzinger

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Jul 28, 2009
 
Sorry for the poor cats! Both the cats' owner and the killer are fault - and if the cats had the use of the reason, they would also be included. Antifreeze poisoning is not nice at all.
joe

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Aug 19, 2009
 
Drink antifreeze snyder !!!
O Bammy

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Aug 19, 2009
 
Maybe the Eagles will sign him.

Question of the day: How many sociopaths make up a football team?
Jackie scarsoa

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Oct 16, 2010
 
This person should be poisoned and suffer the same way. Just another average EVIL NEPA resident.
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Im sure that theres more than one person killing all the kittys. My russian blue cat died 3 months ago, she came home looking all loopy and wierd. I thought she might've had a bad belly so i just let her be. I got up the next morning and she was still bad. So i Took her to the vets and she had to be put down because she had kidney problems. Whoever's doing this is sick and twisted!
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Top 10 signs that you ive in a white trash neighborhood.#1 applies to most of the so-called cat lovers on here.

http://www.spitefulcritic.com/2009/12/10-sign...

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White trash hater wrote:
Top 10 signs that you ive in a white trash neighborhood.#1 applies to most of the so-called cat lovers on here.
http://www.spitefulcritic.com/2009/12/10-sign...
Boy is that ever true. Stray cats taking over a residential neighborhood is definitely a red flag that you probably got a lot of white trash living around you. Cats are just like children to white trash.
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"This is a pretty obvious giveaway. White trash LOVE cats. Just adore them. Literally, can never have enough of them. Love to feed them. Love to pet them. Love to do everything but pick up after them, get them spayed, or keep them off your property. If you see some furry felines slinking around, head for the hills. "

LMFAO!!!!!

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