Humane Officer Shoots, Kills 5 Kittens; SPCA Calls For Firing

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Jun 14, 2013
 
http://www.nbc4i.com/story/22594855/humane-of...

Humane Officer Shoots, Kills 5 Kittens; SPCA Calls For Firing
Posted: Jun 14, 2013 2:47 PM EST
Updated: Jun 14, 2013 2:47 PM EST
By: Denise Yost, Multimedia Content Manager - email

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio - An Ohio animal rights group is calling for a northern Ohio humane officer to be fired after he allegedly shot and killed five kittens.

According to the Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, North Ridgeville Humane Officer Barry Accorti responded to a call on June 10 regarding a feral mother cat and her eight- to ten-week old kittens who had taken up residence in a woodpile on a homeowner's patio.

The SPCA said Accorti said the shelters were full, and that the cats would be going to kitty heaven before he shot and killed the kittens.

"Accorti's actions were inhumane and illegal. All citizens of North Ridgeville should be deeply troubled by the fact that Accorti discharged his gun at least five times in a housing development in close proximity to a residence (just feet away), which endangered and traumatized this family and surrounding neighbors," said Executive Director for the Ohio SPCA Teresa Landon.

According to the SPCA, North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman said that no disciplinary action will be taken against Accorti. The SPCA said that a press release from the police department stated, "Research and other animal organizations accept shooting as an acceptable means of euthanasia."

The SPCA is also calling for Accorti to be charged with five counts of animal cruelty.
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I hope he cleaned up the mess afterward.
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I hope he cleaned up the mess afterward.
The nice folks at the Peking Wok picked them up, no charge.

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Next thing we'll hear is that DHS will need to nationalize animal control and the dog wardens --and kitten control-- will need Abrams tanks with co-axial 50's.

The SPCA is right up to a point...flaming necklaces are a greater deterent than mere firing. I mean c'mon. shooting kittens?
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Owned By Two Cats wrote:
http://www.nbc4i.com/story/225 94855/humane-officer-shoots-ki lls-5-kittens-spca-calls-for-h i
Humane Officer Shoots, Kills 5 Kittens; SPCA Calls For Firing
Posted: Jun 14, 2013 2:47 PM EST
Updated: Jun 14, 2013 2:47 PM EST
By: Denise Yost, Multimedia Content Manager - email
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio - An Ohio animal rights group is calling for a northern Ohio humane officer to be fired after he allegedly shot and killed five kittens.
According to the Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, North Ridgeville Humane Officer Barry Accorti responded to a call on June 10 regarding a feral mother cat and her eight- to ten-week old kittens who had taken up residence in a woodpile on a homeowner's patio.
The SPCA said Accorti said the shelters were full, and that the cats would be going to kitty heaven before he shot and killed the kittens.
"Accorti's actions were inhumane and illegal. All citizens of North Ridgeville should be deeply troubled by the fact that Accorti discharged his gun at least five times in a housing development in close proximity to a residence (just feet away), which endangered and traumatized this family and surrounding neighbors," said Executive Director for the Ohio SPCA Teresa Landon.
According to the SPCA, North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman said that no disciplinary action will be taken against Accorti. The SPCA said that a press release from the police department stated, "Research and other animal organizations accept shooting as an acceptable means of euthanasia."
The SPCA is also calling for Accorti to be charged with five counts of animal cruelty.
If the homeowner had fired a weapon at a racoon or groundhog they would still be in jail awaiting a bond hearing. This nut sack licking goon is patted on the back.

This guy needs to be used to test the knives of a wood chipper, feet first of course
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Laws in Ohio regarding animals are 50 years behind the times.
Ohio is one of the few states with antiquated farm and animal rules and regulations.
Tormentors get away with murder, literally.
Politically motivated of course.
The good old boys club love that almighty dollar more than lives.
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Laws in Ohio regarding animals are 50 years behind the times.
Ohio is one of the few states with antiquated farm and animal rules and regulations.
Tormentors get away with murder, literally.
Politically motivated of course.
The good old boys club love that almighty dollar more than lives.
How does one humanely deal with this problem? Drowning? Gassing? Stomping? Wring their necks? Stuff them in a cage in a shelter already filled to capacity?

This was 5 shots with 5 kills. The officer should have shot the mother cat too and the owner for not getting her cat fixed.
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Owned By Two Cats wrote:
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How does one humanely deal with this problem? Drowning? Gassing? Stomping? Wring their necks? Stuff them in a cage in a shelter already filled to capacity?
This was 5 shots with 5 kills. The officer should have shot the mother cat too and the owner for not getting her cat fixed.
There is no call for shooting them on the deck like that. Again if the homeowner had done that they woukd be in jail awaiting a bond hearing and have.all weapons confiscated. A dog catcher is not special.
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There is no call for shooting them on the deck like that. Again if the homeowner had done that they woukd be in jail awaiting a bond hearing and have.all weapons confiscated. A dog catcher is not special.
So where should he have shot them?
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How does one humanely deal with this problem? Drowning? Gassing? Stomping? Wring their necks? Stuff them in a cage in a shelter already filled to capacity?
This was 5 shots with 5 kills. The officer should have shot the mother cat too and the owner for not getting her cat fixed.
Take them to a shelter or euthanize them humanly
DUH
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http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/jun/14/ohio-la...

This just shows how the GOP puts a clinker in everything that really makes sense
No wonder they have "0" credibility
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The homeowner who made the call is to blame for over-reacting. The momma cat wasn't hurting anything by taking up residence in a woodpile and was simply trying to shelter her babies as best she could... it's called survival. The homeowner could've easily covered the woodpile with a tarp to keep the cats out or reassembled it to eliminate any open space for the cats.
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So where should he have shot them?
In the azz.
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How does one humanely deal with this problem? Drowning? Gassing? Stomping? Wring their necks? Stuff them in a cage in a shelter already filled to capacity?
This was 5 shots with 5 kills. The officer should have shot the mother cat too and the owner for not getting her cat fixed.
(1) Put the cats in a burlap bag and tie it shut.

(2) Attach the burlap bag to the left rear wheel of your vehicle by removing a lug nut, poking the wheel stud thru the top of the bag, and then reattaching the lug nut.

(3) Drive down a road real fast.

(4) Look in driver's side mirror to observe the bag o' cats flopping around.

(5) Laugh.
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Take them to a shelter or euthanize them humanly
DUH
Did you read the article? There was no room at the shelter. How does one kill unwanted animals in the numbers animal control people face "humanely"? It cost us nearly $100 to put our old dog down with a lethal injection. That could be $500 just for these cats. Unless you want your taxes to go through the roof to provide county shelters with that level of humane kill ability you're going to have to live with what happens.
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So where should he have shot them?
away from houses
I am not against putting them down but the government parasite should have to do the same as tax payers.

I am sick of having millions of rules I have to follow while a f'n two bit retard does have to follow any and I am forced to fund him.
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Owned By Two Cats wrote:
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Did you read the article? There was no room at the shelter. How does one kill unwanted animals in the numbers animal control people face "humanely"? It cost us nearly $100 to put our old dog down with a lethal injection. That could be $500 just for these cats. Unless you want your taxes to go through the roof to provide county shelters with that level of humane kill ability you're going to have to live with what happens.
Oh please!
Most shelters are always full, but there are others who take in strays and feed them. There are also NO KILL shelters,who adopt them out till they can place them. Most feral cats can't be domesticated.

This woman is a a loon. What did she think the cats were going to do? For Gods sakes...it's just cats.
They never stay in the same place, unless you feed them.
Most shelters have vets who volunteer their services to spay and neuter free of charge. They will even do feral cats then set them back into the wild, so as not to get pregnant again.

As far as living with what happens.....the lady and the officer were in the wrong. And I DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH THAT, THEY DO!
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Why won't the franklin county human officers shoot the skinnys and their offspring? Those skinnys are worse than rats with the plague.

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The officer could have reached out to rescues or other county shelters, if he cared. I think it is terrible but I think, people for the most part are nasty. Face it, there had to be a stupid person who let the mother cat run wild in the first place. Humans are horrible!

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