Pemiscot Co. Animal Welfare Society Seek Info on Abandoned Kittens

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DUNKLIN/PEMISCOT COUNTIES, MO (KAIT) – Kittens only days old have a local sanitation employee to thank after he saved their lives when he found them in the garbage.

A sanitation employee with Branum’s Disposal Service based in Kennett was making his usual route in Hornersville.

He said he heard kittens crying in a dumpster located between the community building and the city park and rescued them.

The man took the kittens to Dr. Edmund Landry’s office where they called the Pemiscot Animal Welfare Society, since the Kennett Humane Department was closed to cats at the time.

One of the kittens has bite wounds and appears to be paralyzed.

PAWS is asking for anyone with information on the kittens found in the dumpster to contact them at 573-359-0113 or 573-359-5802.

News Link:-http://www.kait8.com/story/22699109/pemiscot-co-animal-welfare-society-seek-info-on-abandon-kittens

$5,000 Reward Offered After Kitty Found Burned In Kensington

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“My apologies for the graphic image, but this type of heinous cruelty needs to be seen by the public; so they can see what sort of monsters are out there! If you see any strange or suspicious looking behaviour, between kids or adults, messing around with animals…it could end up in a similar tragedy to this…so please stay vigilant, don’t keep quiet…if it looks & sounds wrong, it probably is wrong!!”

“WTF… seriously, if ANYONE is friends, know’s or lives with the person that did this, then I would be very worried about your own safety too! Just because you’re a friend doesn’t mean this repugnant vermin won’t turn on you!! Only the mind of a demented, deviant psychopath, could purposefully set fire to a tiny kitten. What happens when they have grown tired of inflicting pain on innocent animals, they may turn to children; anyone they can intimidate & manipulate! Could you have that on your conscience, knowing you could have stopped this sadistic bully; by just speaking up now?”

“This horrific attack happened last week, can anyone remember someone coming home; smelling of flammable liquid or who may have had burns or singe marks on their clothing or shoes…Or…perhaps someone has overheard a person boasting or bragging about setting fire to a kitten? Just remember, those who commit crimes of this nature, normally don’t stop, because of a fine or even jail!! they will soon strike again! Somebody knows who did this, please help put an end to this now. If you know anything, that may help catch the monstrosity that did this, please contact the number below!!”

A $5,000 REWARD is being offered to help authorities catch whoever intentionally set fire to a kitten found in Kensington last week.

A woman recovered the 4- to 5-week-old male kitten last Thursday at Allegheny Avenue and F Street. Authorities said the kitten suffered burns over more than one-third of his body, with most of the burns on his head and back.

The Humane Society of the United States announced the reward yesterday, citing the “depraved act of cruelty.”

“This is the latest in a disturbing string of animals apparently being intentionally lit on fire,” Sarah Speed, Pennsylvania state director for the Humane Society, said in a statement. “This depraved act of cruelty will not be tolerated, and we hope this reward will encourage anyone with information to come forward and help bring the perpetrator to justice.”

The kitten is being treated at Crown Veterinary Hospital in Lebanon, N.J., and is expected to recover.

The Pennsylvania SPCA is investigating. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 866- 601-SPCA (7722). - By Solomon Leach

News Link:-http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130430__5_000_reward_offered_after_kitty_found_burned_in_Kensington.html

Justice Served For 11 Year Old Boy’s In Kitten Killing – Yeah Right!!

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After two court delays, psychological evaluation, and six kittens dead, all of a sudden, there’s no evidence the boys killed the kittens while being born to the mother cat.

All of a sudden, witnesses heard glass shattering around an apartment building, when initially, they reported seeing the two boys laughing and pelting the kittens with rocks.

All of a sudden, it doesn’t matter if the kittens showed signs of torture and died in the hands of veterinarians who tried to save them.

All of a sudden, it was unclear when the kittens died because no autopsy was performed.

The boys admitted throwing rocks at the mother cat, but didn’t see the kittens.

Really?

I just don’t get it.

How could the psychological evaluation not show any signs of an underlying psychological issue? Who is this doctor?

Defense Attorneys for the boys said their clients have been traumatized since this incident. They are stressed, scared, and depressed…good. Just how the mother cat and her kittens felt when they were being jokesters throwing rock after rock at helpless animals.

“Good Kids?” No. Troubled kids who need long term help.

Stacia Newman of Nevada Political Action For Animals, and animal advocates were hoping for the maximum penalty, which includes probation until 21 years old.

Instead Judge William Voy sentenced the boys to 12 months probation, 80 hours of community service, attend school, no further contact with one another, and write an essay about how to properly treat animals.

How about writing an essay on “How we got away with pelting 6 kittens to death with rocks.”

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/justice-served-for-11-year-old-boys-kitten-killing-yeah-right?CID=obinsite

Boys In Kitten Drug Picture; Found

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“If these little shits want to smoke pot, & dabble in stuff that adults do; then they should be tried as adults. This could be the start of a very slippery slope for these boys, if they are not judged properly, they must do something to scare the crap out them. Or else they will go on, & start abusing, maiming & killing animals for fun.! Then, when they no longer get a kick out doing small stuff; that is when they may turn to children or animals!!”

The owner of a kitten held down over a drugs bong is horrified, says Nelson’s police chief.

The Nelson Mail yesterday revealed that a photo of the kitten had been posted on a 14-year-old Nelson boy’s Facebook page.

Today, Nelson Bays acting area commander Inspector Chris De Wattignar said police had identified the two boys in the photo and spoken to one of the mothers.

 “ANIMAL CRUELTY”: This photograph of a kitten being held down over a bong to get high on cannabis was put up on a 14-year-old Nelson boy’s Facebook page.

The boys, aged 14 and 16, had been referred to police Youth Aid service, which would decide what action to take.

Police needed to talk to more people who were at the house, Mr De Wattignar said.

“These youths will be held accountable,” he said. The owner of the kitten was the mother of one of the boys.

“She didn’t know about it until she saw the photograph in the Mail. She was horrified,” he said.

Police would seek some guidance from the SPCA about the kitten’s health, he said.

Complaints about the boys’ actions had been made to the SPCA and the police.

Comments on-line from the boys defended their action by saying the bong had legal highs in it and not cannabis, and the kitten did not get high.

News Link-:http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/8014255/Boys-in-cat-drug-pic-found

A Happy Ending For Adam: The Kitten Set Fire By Kids

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“I remember seeing this when it happened,but it’s not posted as it was before I joined WP. Read the full story below!”

“Can you believe that 2 female teenagers age 15, could do this, what sort of dysfunctional family do they come from to make them think this is ok? Are some kids just born evil, or do they just act that way because of what happens behind closed doors at home? under the Animal Welfare Act, parents are responsible for the actions of children under the age of 16. Do we blame the kids or the parents? ” :(

“Well, I just wanted to share this, firstly to show that, some  sweet innocent looking kids; can do this. “Secondly because I’m so happy to see him doing so well. Massive thanks to all those who cared for Adam, you gave him back his life!” :)

Poor Adam was given a 50/50 chance of survival

Adam the kitten set fire by kids

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Adam the cat was set on fire by teenage kids and left for dead. He was brought in and rescued and after many surgeries is happy and healthy now in Rohnert Park

It is difficult to quantify the will to live, but a tiny kitten that was set on fire and nearly burned to death is as good an example as any.

Wrapped in towels in a cage at the Animal Hospital of Cotati, Adam, as the hospital staff calls him, is struggling to survive against all odds.

The kitten was only 8 weeks old June 19 when two 15-year-old girls allegedly poured flammable liquid on him while he was trapped in a cage and lit a match.

An 11-year-old boy and his friend saw the smoke and heard the cat shrieking amid what they described as the girls’ laughter. They found the kitten cowering near death in bushes next to a creek and brought him to the apartment manager.

The girls, whose names have not been released, were charged in Sonoma County Juvenile Court with felony cruelty to animals last week after an intensive search, a $10,000 reward fund and a Bay Area-wide furor.

Little Adam purrs and bats playfully at toys in the dog-size cage inside the hospital and has free rein in the master bedroom or in a playpen at the home of head nurse Tina Wright, who takes him with her every night.

But he is a long way from being out of danger. His tail and the tips of his ears had to be amputated, and his entire back is nothing but raw tissue, the skin having been burned completely off.

“If left untreated, he would die,” said Dr. Katheryn Hinkle, the head veterinarian and owner of the Animal Hospital. “He would get an infection. You can’t have that much open skin and not get an infection. He is also very vulnerable to viral disease at this point.”

The kitten has already undergone two operations in which the surgeon stretched skin from his sides and partially covered the open wound on his back. He will need several more skin-stretching operations before the wound is closed, including grafts from other areas of his body.

“Every week he’s going to have some skin-grafting technique to close that big gap on his back,” Hinkle said. “There’s not enough skin on the sides to complete the job.”

Hinkle said it will take at least two more surgeries and possibly several months before Adam’s exposed areas are covered. She said the most difficult part is the feline’s rear end. “He’s got pieces of his pelvic bone sticking out,” she said.

“The degree of injury is greater than our normal level of trauma that we care for,” Hinkle said. “He’s our most critical patient, and we’re watching him constantly.”

Adam cannot leave his cage inside the hospital because of the danger of contamination, and nobody is allowed to touch him without gloves. His bandages are changed every morning at 7 a.m. He eats both dry and wet cat food except after surgery, when he is on an intravenous pump for 24 hours to monitor his intake of fluids, medicines and painkillers.

“Monitoring the IV pump requires me to stay up all night,” Wright said. “It is exactly like having an infant. I have to haul all the stuff back to work in a diaper bag.”

The kitten was one of six feral litter mates captured along with a male cat on a Santa Rosa farm and brought back to the trapper’s apartment in the Apple Valley neighborhood. The plan was to get the cats spayed and neutered at Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County, an organization dedicated to controlling wild cat populations humanely. The cats were to be turned loose on the farm again after being sterilized.

The trapper left three cages on his porch overnight, but the two containing the other five kittens were stolen. The male cat was left on the porch, and nobody knows for sure what happened to the other kittens.

The barbarity Adam endured stunned and angered community leaders, who cite studies showing that young people who abuse animals are more likely to someday abuse people.

“Hurting or terrorizing or torturing animals is one symptom of conduct disorder,” said Lisa Boesky, a San Diego-based clinical psychologist, who specializes in identifying violent tendencies in juveniles. “We need to ask the question, ‘Why did they do this?,’ and then address that.”

The money and attention being lavished on Adam has angered many in the neighborhood, where a 16-year-old boy was killed a year ago to much less outrage.

“The mentality here is: They can put up a reward for a burned cat, but they can’t put up a reward for a kid who got killed,” said Shawna Shaffer, the apartment manager who called for help after the kitten was brought to her office. “But we’re talking (in both cases) about the way kids are being raised in this neighborhood.”

Some are questioning the decision to keep the cat alive at considerable expense instead of putting it out of its misery. The surgeries and care alone will probably total from $20,000 to $30,000, Hinkle said. Money is being raised by Forgotten Felines, and the veterinary surgeon, Lisa Alexander, has been operating pro bono.

“He is fighting for his life, so we would never bail out on him at this point,” Hinkle said. “This is what compassion looks like, what the children in that neighborhood need more of in their lives.

“From my perspective, those girls need more help than this kitten. My goal for Adam is for him to be the poster child for what the community can do if it comes together.”

Adam’s next surgery will probably be on Thursday or Friday. “In the end, he’ll be adopted into a good home,” said Wright, who also works for Forgotten Felines. “I have the option (to adopt him), but I try not to think too far ahead.”

News Link:-: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/COTATI-Adam-the-torched-kitten-may-need-all-9-2580649.php#ixzz2DcPn2fd8

Man Arrested For Kicking Kittens Across Grocery Store Parking Lot

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“At last he has been caught, I remember doing this story back in May. Lets hope he gets what he deserves; if he can do that to a kitten in public, what happens behind closed doors?”

AUSTIN — Austin police have arrested a man for kicking kittens and throwing them across a grocery store parking lot. Mark Sheldon Watson, 29, is charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals. That’s a state jail felony.

According to his arrest affidavit, on May 12, 2012, Watson came to the HEB located at 2110 W. Slaughter Lane with a box of kittens to give away. The box said “Free Kittens for Mother’s Day.” When store managers asked Watson to leave the property, police say he became angry and violent.

Witnesses watched as Watson kicked the box of kittens, then picked one up and threw it hard, 50-60 feet across the parking lot. That kitten did not survive, but its brother, Banjo, did. Banjo was taken to an animal shelter in Travis County.

The affidavit says HEB has surveillance video of the incident showing the kitten hitting the ground, then shaking uncontrollably.

Police say witnesses tried following Watson but he picked up a cinder block and hurled it at them.

Investigators tried tracking down Watson. They released surveillance video of him walking away from the store.

Police were unable to make an arrest until Sept. 10. That’s when a woman came forward and reported that Watson was showing her the TV news reports of the incident on a smartphone and bragging that he was the one responsible.

Austin police arrested Watson and charged him with a state jail felony. If convicted, he faces up to two years in state jail.

His bond has been set at $10,000.

News Link:-http://www.kens5.com/news/179335971.html

Man, 22, Accused of Hurling Kitten Against Wall

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“Another ugly bug…they all need stamping on!”

KETTERING, Ohio — A 22-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty after he was accused of grabbing a kitten by its neck and throwing it against a wall.

A police officer who found the injured animal after the incident Monday night rushed it to a veterinarian on Clyo Road, who has been able to save it.


Michael Smith

The kitten police officers are calling Renn may have suffered neurological damage and for sure suffered a broken pelvis in several places. Veterinarian Sarah Erwin said the animal’s injuries are similar to what they see in animals that have been hit by cars.

The officers have taken up a collection and have agreed — along with an aide at the vet’s office — to pay the medical bill for Renn, Officer Ron Roberts, Kettering police information officer, told News Center 7’s Kate Bartley on Wednesday.

Police on Monday night were dispatched to an address in the 2900 block of Aerial Avenue after neighbors called to complain about a man they said was intoxicated and playing music at a loud level, Roberts said.

One of the neighbors said the man, identified as Michael Smith, had killed the kitten, Roberts said.

The animal is believed to be Smith’s. He’s accused of having “grabbed the cat around the neck, kind of wrung its neck, kinda threw it against a wall,” Roberts said.

According to the preliminary investigation, Smith was making a lot of noise, Roberts said, “and due to his level of impairment,” he didn’t like that a neighbour asked him to calm down, “so he kinda took his frustrations out on a 3-month-old cat.”

Video & News Link:-http://www.whiotv.com/videos/news/kettering-man-22-accused-of-hurling-kitten-against/vhRbY/

Billings Man Charged With Attacking girlfriend And Kitten

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“Ugly Bxxxxxxd isn’t he, have you noticed all animal abusers are ugly? I know where I would like to use the scissors on him!!”

A 22-year-old Billings man is accused of choking his girlfriend and beating her with a rock and, in a separate incident, stomping on the woman‘s kitten and stabbing it with scissors.

Thomas Joseph Godwin

Thomas Joseph Godwin appeared Wednesday in Justice Court by video from the county jail on felony charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and aggravated animal cruelty.

Judge Larry Herman set bond at $100,000 and ordered Godwin to appear in District Court for arraignment on Monday.

Herman set the high bond amount after a prosecutor said the allegations against Godwin involve extreme violence, he recently moved to Montana and has a misdemeanor criminal record that includes assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

According to prosecutors, the animal cruelty charge stems from an incident on Aug. 31. Police were called to an apartment on Fallow Lane at 5 a.m. where they spoke with a 45-year-old woman identified in court records by the initials P.J.

P.J. told officers that Godwin had been drinking and was trying to give her 4-month-old kitten, Jasmine, some medication when the kitten bit his finger. The woman said Godwin threw the kitten against a wall, stomped on it and then stabbed the kitten with scissors.

The kitten required veterinary surgery for its injuries.

In the second case, prosecutors said Godwin was arrested by officers Saturday when they were called to the same apartment on Fallow Lane at about 1:50 p.m.

P.J. told officers that she and Godwin had been in an argument because he had been drinking while on mental health medications. During the argument, she said, Godwin attacked her and choked her until she passed out.

The woman said that when she regained consciousness, Godwin was still grasping her neck and began striking her in the head with a large rock. The woman said she grabbed Godwin by the groin to make him stop, then called 911.

Prosecutors said P.J. was treated at St. Vincent Healthcare where she received staples to close a gash on her head.

Godwin allegedly told officers that P.J. was attacked by a “large Native American” who ran away when Godwin pushed him.

News Link:-http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/billings-man-charged-with-attacking-girlfriend-kitten/article_bdb462f0-2432-11e2-8198-001a4bcf887a.html

Kittens left to die in ‘one of the worst’ cases of animal cruelty

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DUMPED: Two kittens that were found by a local resident on Redhill Drive and passed onto the RSPCA

TWO badly deformed kittens were found dumped in a cardboard box in what the RSPCA have described as one of the worst cases of animal cruelty.

The black and white tabby males were found outside a business in Redhill Drive in Bournemouth on Monday morning and rushed to the RSPCA clinic.

Their condition was so bad that vets were left with no choice but to put them down.

One could not use his legs at all and could only roll and the second was able to move by dragging himself.

Both also had what appeared to be a constant tremor and were clearly in pain and distress.

Now the animal charity is calling for the public’s help to find the person responsible for dumping the kittens. They believe the cardboard box may help identify them.

RSPCA Inspector Jo Story said: “They were about three months old so someone has been potentially trying to keep them alive for that amount of time despite their obvious condition.

These animals were suffering. By the time they were picked up there was no way they could have had any sort of normal life. It was very distressing for the staff here.”

Insp Story added: “Our concern is that someone decided to leave these kittens in the state they were and not seek the help of a vet. Even if they didn’t have any money, the PDSA or RSPCA could have helped.

“Another inspector said it was one of the worst things that anyone’s seen for quite some time.

It was very distressing because the deformities were so obvious.Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA cruelty line on 0300 1234999.

Let’s Adopt Global – Saving Samson The Kitten With Severe Eye Problems

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“I don’t know what happened to this little guy but he sure is a fighter, I’m sending loving prayers so that his pain ends soon; & he can live as a cat should. I know Victor & all at Lets Adopt global will do all they can for him.  Losing both eye’s will be very traumatic for little Samson, but I’m sure he will manage!”

“I have a dog with no eyes, both taken out within a week…nobody even notices he has no eyes…as long as furniture in the home is not moved, he can get around with my other dogs; who have bells on, so he knows where they are at all times.”

If you are reading this you are likely to be an animal rescuer, or least to like animals beyond what the general public finds “normal”.

 

If you are reading this you are also likely to spot an animal in trouble when others just see nothing.

I’ve named him Samson and I must admit I nearly missed this little man... just by looking at these pictures you will understand why.

I found him in exactly the same place where I found Monkey about already three months ago. He was stumbling on the side, right next to the garbage container. At first from the car, I thought he may been a rat or a mouse, it was dark and he black, but rats don’t stumble and fall, this was a kitty and he was in trouble.

Stopped the car, and I grabbed him, there was not much left in him skin and bones, not much of either. Samson weighs little over 100 grams. A hundred grams of skin, bit of fur, infection, pus, fleas… and whole lot of PRIDE!!!!

What a cat!!! Never seen anything like it… I mean, he’s got everything going against him, he’s totally malnourished, who knows when he ate last. One of his eyes is totally gone. Instead of eye fluid, he hadpuss and infection, the other eye has severe keratitis and we don’t know if well be able to save it., and he’s black which unfortunately makes him nearly invisible as he barely comes in pictures as more than a black dot against whatever background we choose. But against all odds, this is a cat that won’t be brought down, a true survivor. Samson defines the word attitude.

Samson wants to go on with life. He doesn’t mind about loosing sight, or having to fight for weeks in order to get rid of the virus that has caused his condition, he just lives the moment as only a cat can do.

We are first going to stabilise his conditionimprove his anaemiareduce infection, and then we will operate his eye. Once this source of infection and pain is gone, he will be more comfortable and with our help his body will be able to focus on fixing the rest, on healing, on growing, on BECOMING THE CAT HE WANTS TO BE… minus the eye (and the fleas).

This is Samson, a name that signifies both strength and weakness. This is Samson, and he’ll only make it, if we help him.   I leave you with a video of him, hopefully you will see and feel what I see and feel.

After he is recovered fully Samson will need a final home… If you feel you are HIS family please contact me on viktor@myletsadopt.com

“Can you help with vet & medical cost towards Samson, if so, no matter how much, click the link below!”

News Link & ChipIn to help with  Samson’s treatment:-http://blog.myletsadopt.com/2012/09/18/ive-never-seen-so-much-pride-in-a-kitty-you-must-see-this/

Video of Samson, showing how bad his eye’s really are, viewer discretion is advised

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This is Samson, I have just picked him up from the garbage container

 

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