A man shot and killed his neighbor's cat with a BB-Gun in Lorain Ohio.

A Lorain woman is devastated after discovering her beloved cat lying dead in her neighbor's driveway. Full Story
Pitypat

Stafford, TX

#22 Sep 21, 2009
Chardon wrote:
I would like to take this guys gun and stick it where the sun doesn't shine. You could tell he was lying and NOTHING gives him the right to shoot a animal. He is a freaking loser who should get max jail time. It is time to stop making excuses for these idiots. This was NOT a stray animal this was someones pet and this jerkoff knew it. It is pretty easy to tell the difference between a cat that is feral and a pet...coach you are nuts.
You are the one wrong here. If it is a pet cat, it should be kept in the house and not allowed to run the neighborhood. While I don't support what the man did, I am sure that this was not the first time this cat got out and did his business in the man's yard. We have a few cats in our neighborhood that are left running around loose. And down here, the heat is pretty bad in the summer for animals. I am tired of them doing their thing in my back yard. I see them all the time. I wouldn't shoot them but if I knew which neighbor they belonged to, I would go say something. Cats belong in the house.
Susan

Akron, OH

#23 Sep 21, 2009
Keep your cats/dogs home, instead of letting them wonder on other peoples property. Why should a neighbor have to put up with another neighbors animal? If it was a one time incident, OK, but if the animal is tearing up garbage, eliminating itself in someone else's yard, porches and flower beds on a daily basis, then the consequences of that probably won't turn out good. I have horses, if a dog got in my fence and started running my horses, I would shoot that dog on the spot, period.

Irresponsible pet owners will run into this sort of an incident as a result of not taking care of their own animals.
LEI

Cleveland, OH

#24 Sep 21, 2009
shark wrote:
if your animals are like one of the family then be responsible and keep an eye on them. both parties are wrong. but the disrespect animal owners show their neighbors is an indicator of their character of which they obviously have none.
If your animal gets out without you knowing it, the appropriate thing for the neighbor to do is knock on the door and tell them. Don't kill them. And as far as the neighbor saying he would not hurt the animal he has two dogs. What a lie. We have a neighbor killing other peoples cat's and dog's and the law does nothing.
Susan

Akron, OH

#25 Sep 21, 2009
Chardon wrote:
I would like to take this guys gun and stick it where the sun doesn't shine. You could tell he was lying and NOTHING gives him the right to shoot a animal. He is a freaking loser who should get max jail time. It is time to stop making excuses for these idiots. This was NOT a stray animal this was someones pet and this jerkoff knew it. It is pretty easy to tell the difference between a cat that is feral and a pet...coach you are nuts.
If they're such a beloved pet, then they should not be allowed to roam the neighborhood and be a nuisance to other people. Keep your cats and dogs in your OWN yard. When people allow their animals to roam they are an irresponsible pet owner and they should be the one charged with animal abuse and neglect, because that is exactly what they're doing.
offended

Cleveland, OH

#26 Sep 21, 2009
erica d wrote:
i dont think its right wat he did,but ppl need to keep there cats in the house if they dont want anything to happen to them,cause not many ppl out there like cats
Some people don't like fat people, too. Maybe you should stay in the house.
mike kowalchuk

Canada

#27 Sep 21, 2009
You know this creep had no wright to do this he is a coward if this were to happen to me because i dont have kid's and my pet's are my kid's i would be prepard to go to jail i would hurt this goof so bad that he would dare never to do it again.Lorain i am sorry for your lose,the law's are not stiff enouf for crimes like this,somthing has goot to be done about that.
Judy

Madison, OH

#28 Sep 21, 2009
We are hearing of so many more cases of violence against innocent humans as well. I would wager that the guy that shot that mail carrier in Maple Hts. has also killed an animal or 2 that got in his way. Killing and torturing animals is how these kind of people get started-then when they don't feel enough sense of power in killing an animal they move on to bigger game. Believe me a person that becomes this unglued over a cat needs to be considered a possible future threat to anyone that looks at him cross-eyed. My bet is that he will snap on a human one day. Even if its just a bar fight or verbal abuse to a woman or a child-this guy will move up to humans, without help-they all do.
Susan

Akron, OH

#29 Sep 21, 2009
mike kowalchuk wrote:
You know this creep had no wright to do this he is a coward if this were to happen to me because i dont have kid's and my pet's are my kid's i would be prepard to go to jail i would hurt this goof so bad that he would dare never to do it again.Lorain i am sorry for your lose,the law's are not stiff enouf for crimes like this,somthing has goot to be done about that.
If you consider your pets "your kids", then I'm to assume you're a responsible pet owner and would not let your pets roam freely being a nuisance to everybody else, plus putting your pets' safety at risk. Your pets are your kids, if you had kids you wouldn't let one of your kids roam freely, I'm assuming that is.
LEI

Cleveland, OH

#30 Sep 21, 2009
coach wrote:
people have went totally crazy with trying to be politically correct with stray animals,people are going to jail over common sense,you get more time in jail for stray cat/dog repellents, than child abuse.these same people who cry my beloved pet in 90% of the homes are abused. & filthy,diseased,carriers of fleas,ticks,DISEASES & others.while their kids are neglected.enough of this insaneness,give the woman another cat. i do not believe anyone has the right to just kill an animal willy nilly,but with wild ,rabies,& all of the other thing that can happen with stray animals you use common sense.TO BE CHARGED AS A CRIMINAL IS INSANE.THE WOMAN WAS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.
Look at the statistics people who can kill innocent animals end up in more trouble and prison most of the time. This is how they start.
JENNIFERS

Elyria, OH

#31 Sep 21, 2009
WHAT A JERK, KARMA, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.. MAYBE ONE DAY HIS DOGS WILL BE LAYING IN HIS DRIVE WAY........
Judy

Madison, OH

#32 Sep 21, 2009
Actually kids do get outside and do not have to be roaming freely or unsupervised to venture onto a neighbor's property inadvertently. Maybe there is a 5 year old who sees a pretty butterfly on neighbor's flower and goes to investigate, maybe a ball rolled on to the neighbor's property & the child is only trying to get it back. In the case of the cat-maybe it was trying to catch a mole (that will damage a garden more than a cat will). It is a shame that people are wrapped so tight in this world today that they have to result to violence over something so minor. This world has become such a terrible un-neighborly place. Just live and let live.
Ann

Waltham, MA

#33 Sep 21, 2009
This is pure BS. YOU DONT KILL THE ANIMAL YOU BRING IT BACK TO THE OWNER OR TELL THE OWNER SOUNDS TO ME LIKE TARGET PRACTICE. BB GUN USERS NEED TARGET PRACTICE AND THAT DAY IT WAS FUN TIME WITH THAT CAT. HAPPENED TO PASS HIS WAY. HE NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. I HATE LOSERS THAT TAKE THINGS OUT ON SMALLER THINGS OTHER THAN THEIR IQ OR PENIS SIZE. PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN IQ SIZE. HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF. HE NEEDS EDUCATION. IGNORANT JERK. CATS OR DOGS ARE LOVABLE.
Galomorro

United States

#34 Sep 21, 2009
This guy should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
linda

Foxboro, MA

#35 Sep 21, 2009
Ruiz is a loser. Big hard guy kills cute little kittie. What a real jerk you are. I hope they take your dogs and put you where the real hard guys are, and I mean real hard.
Susan

Akron, OH

#36 Sep 21, 2009
Judy wrote:
Actually kids do get outside and do not have to be roaming freely or unsupervised to venture onto a neighbor's property inadvertently. Maybe there is a 5 year old who sees a pretty butterfly on neighbor's flower and goes to investigate, maybe a ball rolled on to the neighbor's property & the child is only trying to get it back. In the case of the cat-maybe it was trying to catch a mole (that will damage a garden more than a cat will). It is a shame that people are wrapped so tight in this world today that they have to result to violence over something so minor. This world has become such a terrible un-neighborly place. Just live and let live.
That is your opinion. You or I have no idea what sort of a nuisance this cat might have been. Maybe the cat wouldn't bother you, maybe it would be minor to you, your choice, your yard. As to where somebody else might not like to have to put up with other people's unsupervised pets being a nuisance in THEIR yard, they would possible rather put up with the mole. In my opinion, it is unneighborly and rather rude to let a pet be a disturbance to somebody else. Not everybody loves animals, so why should they have to put up with someone else's?
Mary

Bethel Park, PA

#37 Sep 21, 2009
People that hurt animals need to be put in a mental institution to be evaluated and then put in jail where he can be shown what it feels like to be the one taken advantage of. You can tell by looking at this guy that he is a loser and needs to be taught a lesson.
kevin b wrote:
yes, animal abuse is wrong and these people need to be held accountable for their actions but, the question WHY? keeps nagging me. why are they hurting animals? why are they so fed up? why and how can we stop this? simply placing these people in jail doesnt seem to address the issues as to why they are lashing out. something bigger than "i just had a bad day" is at work here and we need to find the cause and fix it.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#38 Sep 21, 2009
offended wrote:
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Some people don't like fat people, too. Maybe you should stay in the house.
wow,really?i love myself and so does my husband and son.how did we get for cats to calling me fat?wat are you in 3rd grade??get over yourself and get a life
Judy

Madison, OH

#39 Sep 21, 2009
Susan wrote:
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That is your opinion. You or I have no idea what sort of a nuisance this cat might have been. Maybe the cat wouldn't bother you, maybe it would be minor to you, your choice, your yard. As to where somebody else might not like to have to put up with other people's unsupervised pets being a nuisance in THEIR yard, they would possible rather put up with the mole. In my opinion, it is unneighborly and rather rude to let a pet be a disturbance to somebody else. Not everybody loves animals, so why should they have to put up with someone else's?
I actually do agree with you in part. I just believe that this man's actions were far too severe and that there are other more neighborly ways to handle such a situation. Until something very major happened in my life I had a fairly short fuse. No I never got to the point where I would shoot anyone's cat but every little thing just got to me. They say that something good always comes out of something bad & I believe in my case that was true. I have learned patience, understanding, and acceptance of others and my life is now much more enjoyable (even in light of something horrible) than it ever was before. When something simple or minor starts to get to me I always stop and ask myself-"now when I'm on my death bed will this be a major concern to me?" and if the answer is "no" I just laugh & shrug it off. If the answer is "yes" then I try to find the best way to handle it by causing the least amount of problems for all involved.

“One Sarcastic Dog.”

Since: Jul 09

Juvenalian Satire

#40 Sep 21, 2009
NEOH wrote:
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THANK YOU!!
Having lived next to neighbors who constantly let their cats out to roam...I feel the guy's pain. We have lost several expensive plant potters due to the cats knocking them over, lost use of our garden from the cats using it as a toilet and lost the use of our front windows because the cats used our flower beds as a little box. No amount of sprays, powders etc have kept the cats out of our yard..not even our two dogs.
Approaching the neighbors doesn't always work. We've approached our neighbors SEVERAL times...they do nothing, except let out more cats. The city will do nothing.
If you own an animal...dog, cat, pig whatever..you are responsible for it. If is your job as a pet owner to ensure that the pet is safe and accounted for. End of story.
By no means am I saying the guy had a right to shoot the cat...but the neighbor also should have kept an eye on the cat. Both parties are wrong in this.
one word solution...Landmines
Susan

Akron, OH

#41 Sep 22, 2009
Judy wrote:
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I actually do agree with you in part. I just believe that this man's actions were far too severe and that there are other more neighborly ways to handle such a situation. Until something very major happened in my life I had a fairly short fuse. No I never got to the point where I would shoot anyone's cat but every little thing just got to me. They say that something good always comes out of something bad & I believe in my case that was true. I have learned patience, understanding, and acceptance of others and my life is now much more enjoyable (even in light of something horrible) than it ever was before. When something simple or minor starts to get to me I always stop and ask myself-"now when I'm on my death bed will this be a major concern to me?" and if the answer is "no" I just laugh & shrug it off. If the answer is "yes" then I try to find the best way to handle it by causing the least amount of problems for all involved.
I also see where you're coming from. I don't know if the man's action were warranted or not, we don't know as I stated what kind of a pest this cat really was. Example: we had a neighbor with cats, they would come in our garage spray and spread feces all over, even on the vehicles. We went to the owners to no avail. This is why people get fed up and handle the unnecessary situation themselves. I totally blame the irresponsible pet owners, they don't manage their animals, to me, that is animal abuse and neglect.

I do agree with you on handling situations. We should all step back and take a look at things and think, is this a tragedy, is it really all that bad? You point out a good way to handle it:)

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