Lady moves home to a more civilized place after her neighbor shoots her cat

Cohasset, Minnesota, USA: Pam Dowell’s neighbor, Steven Lee Mishow, always said that he hated cats. He said that he would shoot cats who came onto his property. He said he could do it because he’d be defending and preserving his property.

Pam Dowell knew about the man’s hatred of cats. She invited him into her home and begged him, “please don’t harm my pets”.

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Pam Dowell is a community leader. She has a voice and has contributed hugely to the community. There is a page on her on the Herald Review.

One stormy night in late September three cats went missing, one of them was Olivia, the cat companion of Pam Dowell. Another was a feral cat named Emerald who slept at her house and the third was Pumpkin a neighbor’s cat.

Olivia was very important to Pam Dowell. Olivia loved to play outside with Pumpkin. She was a family member and often slept with Pam under the covers. This was a typical close relationship, and Olivia was much more than “just a cat”.

It seems that she informed the local authority about the missing cats who were unwilling to help. She went to the police who informed her that it was unlikely that they would investigate the matter. Dowell is a retired cop so she took the matter into their own hands. Dowell worked as a licensed Minnesota Police Officer between 1988 and 1996. She retired after she was assaulted while on duty which left her disabled.

Dowell and a neighbor went public. They went before the local City Council and pleaded their case. This got back to the local newspaper and television station. As a result, Itasca County prosecutors became interested.

Then gradually Mishow’s attitude towards cats leaked out. It transpired that he told authorities that he shot at the cats intending to kill them. One of Dowell’s neighbors enticed Mishow to admit shooting Dowell’s cat and the conversation was recorded.

Then bit by bit Mishow’s hatred of domestic and feral cat became public knowledge.

“I will say this, there is a bad feral cat problem… Are you writing this down? That’s the reason I did what I did. I shot at them to protect and preserve my property.”

It appears that the police have enough evidence to charge Mishow with a felony but prosecutors say that they did not have enough evidence to charge him with killing the other cats. I take this to mean that they could charge him with killing Olivia.

Some cat haters will say that Mishow had a right to do what he did and once again I will say that he did not. Zach Nugent, spokesman for the Minnesota Humane Society said:

“Despite what some people think, you do not have the right to shoot a domesticated animal in your yard especially if you know it someone’s pet.”

That is stating the obvious but it needs to be restated. Then there was a backlash against Pam Dowell because there are people who would support Mishow. They too hate cats and believe that there is a feral cat problem although in this county the authorities take a neutral stance towards feral cats.

Fellow cat haters tried to verbally attack Dowell on social media with the objective of undermining her. They brought up her past history and tried to dig up some dirt. This became a war between cat owners and cat haters which is commonplace.

At the end of the day, Pam Dowell became fed up with the situation. She believes that Mishow will receive a slap on the wrist with a misdemeanour charge and nothing will change. She decided to leave the area. She’s put her house up for sale.

Audio recording of Steven Mishow admitting to shooting neighbors’ cats

She appears to be disillusioned with the police. She says that the loss of any pet is hard when the loss is because of an act of violence; it’s traumatic. She wanted to make some noise about it and to make sure people know that they can’t do this and get away with it. She wanted the sheriff’s deputies to be aware that a crime had taken place.

“I’m going to move to someplace more civilized, that’s the only thing that’s going to change.”

Sources: Google Images, Herald Review and Star Tribune.

P.S. Note from Michael (Admin). There are a lot of comments, the majority of which are mud slinging. They are indirectly relevant to the article and shine a light on the human relationships behind the cat shooting, which is why I allow 99.5% of them. Some are removed because of the level of insult in them. IF YOU COMMENT AND CRITICISE SOMEONE EXPECT THE SAME IN RETURN. DON’T COMPLAIN TO ME ABOUT IT.

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266 thoughts on “Lady moves home to a more civilized place after her neighbor shoots her cat”

  1. I started following this post. I thought it was going to be strictly about Steven Mishow who shot Pamela Dowell cats. I read the article than saw comments below. I was very curious to all the accusations made across the board. I learned that the cat article is a smoke screen to some other very serious issues. Y’all are so gone from reality. I googled Steven Mishow and Pamela Dowell, plenty of articles; one article Steven was interviewed Lakeland News. Since Cohasset Minnesota was mentioned many times over and over again, I again researched. I did find out that there is a city ordinance regarding leashing both cats and dogs. Not to mention licensing cats and dogs. I continue to read on this blog, how innocent Ms Dowell is. I do not believe Mr. Mishow is innocent nor do I believe Ms Dowell is innocent.
    By reading the articles and comments with the finger pointing, all parties come from a different background. I have a suspension Ms Dowell is using an alias in the comments to argue why she is right from her point of view and everyone is wrong in their point of view. Why the gargantuan hate towards Ms Bledsoe. I have read innumerable comments that Ms Bledsoe stood-for a fair trial, which is the right of every American Citizen to have.
    Upon doing my research into this story, I was talking to colleagues of mine. A greater interest occurred. They also came to the same conclusion; all parties have a complete different background. The article gave us links to click on, and readily available was article about Ms Dowell, being a Community Leader. It also states she was a Police Officer for a few years. Articles that appeared about Steven Mishow were about “driftwood” and the outdoors. Two completely different backgrounds; yet, these two people have forever impacted each other’s lives
    The situation started making since, Ms Dowell is use to being in the position of authority. Like, most Law Enforcement Officers, they do not want anyone to question them. I believe Ms Dowell met her match with Mr. Mishow and Ms Bledsoe. Mr Mishow utilized the right to a fair trial. The prosecutor settled for misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. That was his right, I realize ya’ll do not like it. I have read in the comments Ms Dowell had her own legal troubles. She utilized her right to the fair trial and the judicial system. Being arrested on 2 felony charges is very serious. Same with Mr. Mishow felony charges are serious. To respect one outcome you really should respect the other outcome.
    Ms Dowell being a community leader shows very much in the comments. What shows is that the leader falls behind and only a select few people join in on condemning Ms Bledsoe. I believe Ms Bledsoe was a victim of Domestic Violence. I researched the name that Ms Bledsoe mentions. Indeed, it is very true the person was arrested and charged multiple times for domestic assault, and so many other offenses. I researched the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Indeed the person is also in prison.
    What kind of Community Leader, leads people into I believe the phrases is today “Bullying”. Out of this whole blog, I see there is only oneside that is allowed to be heard. I respectfully understand that it is a cat blog, however the comments show a complete different side to what a community leader should be. I tried to contact Ms Bledsoe online, yet no answer. Once again, I can contact her because she is not scared. She seems pretty brave going up against someone, who is a “someone” in the community and Ms Bledsoe doesn’t have the glamorous support. My colleagues and I find this situation very interesting. It shows the human behavior. We are in contact with another blog writer. I would give Ms Dowell the opportunity to explain to me why her behavior and her supporter’s behavior are acceptable. I prefer to hear from people with real names, no alias.

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    • The reason why I have deleted some comments is because they were insulting of others. No other reason. You say:

      “Out of this whole blog, I see there is only oneside that is allowed to be heard…”

      Wrong I am afraid. As I said, if people besmirch someone’s name and/or insult them they are in breach of the comment policy which is clearly stated under the comment box. I try and be fair and impartial. One point should be noted. Mishow is the cat shooting criminal. He admitted to killing cats:

      https://pictures-of-cats.org/audio-recording-of-steven-mishow-admitting-to-shooting-neighbors-cats.html

      And his sister Rachel supports and defends him. Also his sister in my view is a manipulator and won’t stop making unnecessary comments. These are underlying factors in deciding when to stop the comment thread. I could stop comments entirely but I run a website and want people to visit. The comments add a dimension to the page and tell us of the backstory to a cat killing.

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      • Michael
        I am not going to spar with you. You are allowing your visitors to harass Ms. Bledsoe. You are not letting ANYONE bring light to who Ms. Dowell is. Family is family. I have read the posts. Ms. Bledsoe has said multiply she support a fair trial. Just like I’m sure Ms. Dowell’s family supported her in a criminal case she was involved in. Family comes together in a crisis. The way you have handled yourself in presenting your blog is questionable. Ms. Bledsoe in comments here and her public Facebook page has not said she supported animal cruelty. Mr. Mishow had the right under the Constitution of the United States of American to representation and a fair trial – outlined in the 6th Amendment.

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        • Mishow has been convicted. He pleaded guilty. I have given his sister masses of air time. You cannot be serious in criticising me in my management of the comments.

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          • Again, Shane, is a fake persona and most likely Rachel herself.(maybe some assistance from Rose? Consistent poor grammar/spelling and same old theme of “poor me!” Just think what all this energy could do if directed in a positive manner? (and yes, I am Pam’s sister. I never hide who I am)

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            • I don’t hide either. The person is more than likely Chris Reed, the guy who helped her with her Steve’s Side page. Or one of her new buddies from The Taxpayers Alliance page or The Forefather’s Daughter’s page. I can’t keep up. I am not sure what point “Shane” is trying to make. Rachel and her buddy Rose have jumped all over to a load of varying social media sites to harass and belittle Pam. Shane wonders why people dislike Steven Mishow, Rachel Bledsoe and Rose Nordskog. I think the answer speaks for itself. If anyone ever looked at the PUBLIC FB pages of Rachel and Rose, it is very clear they support animal cruelty and a pet killer.

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            • I neglected to mention Rachel’s has what I would refer to as “religious right” friends that post on here. After rereading this last post, I am guessing that was written by them with Rachel’s knowledge/assistance. Michael, it will never end with the “fake Rachel defender posts.” Rachel has told the public audience on her Facebook that she is famous in the UK as her mugshot is on your blog. Constant drama seems to be the theme.

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          • Shane
            Michael, I am not putting sparring gloves on. I have contact major new outlets. Rachel has looked at my request to connect with you on Facebook. Your comment management skills are focus on causing harm, because someone’s 6th amendment right was stood up for. Your only concern seems the United States of Americas 1st Amendment right. Cheers!!!!

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    • Shane. LOL! Another fictitious name. Colleagues. LOL! Where from the Eagles Club or the Locker Room. Shane, did you try to contact Dowell? I bet you did. LOL! So much record searching, too. Rachel’s first husband Bruce Eiden sitting felony time for criminal sexual conduct with a teen. Rachel’s boyfriend John Rupert sitting felony time for a host of crimes. Rachel with a nice long court history. Steven with a nice long court history. Hell, even Pam has a nice long court history. Here’s the difference: She wins. Now get off the computer Shane, your colleagues, too, step outside, ride a bike, volunteer, give back to your community, learn to spell, just a few ideas that come to mind. I read some interesting court transcripts today and saw a page full of IP addresses, too. I bet she wins again, too. Calling Vegas now to place odds.

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  2. You know what, I am tired of Rachel Bledsoe stalking and harassing my friends. She is now following me because I gave a statement on behalf of Pam. I will always support kind people who love animals. No one better ever hurt my cat. Bledsoe has discovered where I live and has even tried to get into my locked apt. unit. I have lived in my downtown apt. for 5-years and at no time was Rachel present in this area. Now for the past couple of weeks, she pretends to be a customer at the business below me and she is hanging out at the corner bench. It is a bench where me and my friends sit to get fresh air from our apts. I feel she is in need of some serious psychological counseling because will follow or hunt anyone she thinks is a friend of Pam’s. She needs to leave everyone ALONE. She and that other hater sick person Rose and under all their pretend names, are so clearly jealous of Pam. What sad lives they have. Really, SAD lives. They follow, stalk, gossip, lie, spread rumors and do no good for anyone. It’s just sad. At least Steven Mishow has to pay $1000 restitution for killing cats. What depraved people these are.

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    • Restitution is for what a cat would cost having shots and being fixed. So, $500 for each cat. If you were supplied court documents, you would know this. Im not saying your a liar. I am saying you are being told lies. I don’t have to lie. When one lies you have to try to cover up for everything you have said. That recording you so proudly displayed, was NEVER played in court. IT is not available to the public either. They could not contact Mark Green, he was/is on the run for FELONY BURGLARY. They tried over and over again, no results. Steven has a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. For shoting “at” cats. NOT shooting CATS. Huge difference.

      You keep saying I support animal cruelty. AGAIN you are wrong. I supported a fair trail and that is what he got. Show me the proof of dead cats. Please, I want the solid hard proof. A recording does nothing, since it could not be authenticated.

      I don’t agree wit how my brother went about getting the cats off his property. I would have contacted agencies, to have them live trapped and have owners of all cats come get them. Cat urine is gross, and you cant just spay something on it and it goes away. The dead cats he found under his trailer and the litters of dead kittens he found in the floor boards, that was gross. If pets are loved so very much, leash them. Follow the city ordinances. For the love of God license them in the city your reside.

      I learn more and more false information about myself on this blog than I have ever. Kudos for running a lie.

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      • Restitution is for what a cat would cost having shots and being fixed. So, $500 for each cat.

        Wrong. It is restitution for 2 lost cats.

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        • Negative. It is what two cats would cost if they were fixed and had shots. You have not been finished with the court documents and the wording from the judge.

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          • You are wrong and I won’t say it again. The order states:

            “The State has proven by a preponderance of the evidence that P.D. is entitled to restitution for the fair market replacement value of two cats.”

            Stop this and go away.

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      • Rachel, Steven is convicted of two misdemeanors for animal cruelty. There was never a trial. Most people would have loved to see a trial so he could have gotten the felony. You lie about everything. The City of Cohasset doesn’t license cats either. False information about yourself??? You put every single bit of drama out there about yourself on social media. Every family fight, every person you hate, every dollar you need, every person you are trying to attack. You are a sad person in need of constant attention. Quit harassing people who gave witness statements. too. The judge is no dummy.

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        • Really Cohasset doesn’t license cats. Wow!!! You are seriously clueless. YES, they do!!!! My brother has print-outs of everyone who has had their pets licensed in the last 5 years. HIS name is even on the list. HE is a responsible pet owner

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        • What witness statements. Who am I “harassing”. Carol if that is your real name. I have been harassed and stalk since September 24th. When my boys names started being thrown into the mix, you dam right I said something. Everyone goes through hard times. Some people have more support than others. ALL those hard times Ive been through….I got through them. Seems you are stalkng my Facebook page. Are you enjoying it?!
          May 27th, the day before memorial day. I was stalked fo 1 1/2 hours from one of my haters at the dam cemetery. Ask how low someone will go. My picture was taken over and over again. IN A DAM cemetery. My mug shots were purchased and paraded around like a trophy. I am apparently a celebrity. Celebrities have their mug shots on broadcasted on the internet. Im not even popular in the UK. Who would have thought standing up for a FAIR TRIAL could get you so much love.

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          • When you go to the local cemetery and ask people questions about graves belonging to Pam’s family, then you might not be surprised when people report you as the stalker. How has that been working for you Rachel? You are certainly no celebrity. You are a sad delusional person who has no limits, which is why you have been repeatedly arrested for violations of harassment.

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            • Really!!!! Im sorry, I was talking to my mom on the dam phone. I was told to find graves of my great great grandma and great grandpa. I have ample amount of family members at the grave yard. I was there for 1 1/2 hours serving in and out of lines of graves. My instructions were “the women are on a hill by a tree”. “Grandpa is by a spicket”. Its called STALKING. I looked up and seen my picture being taking. Who the hell does that. I go to a coffee shop, which yes, I have been to in the past. I was introduced to a freaking amazing drink. Peach Italian Soda. LOVE it. I have lunch there with a friend of mine. I will be getting my Italian Soda today also. I don’t talk to anyone. Lots of keyboard worries on here. I don’t cause problems when Im eating my lunch and drinking my drink. I go to the mall on June 1st and get harassed by an ex-husband. Not he came up to me not once but twice. Than asked for change. I offered him my credit card :). Its whatever. I will continue to live my life. I will get my Italian Soda today. Lunch is in 15 minutes.

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              • Interesting. First time at the cemetery right after Pam and her mom were there. Stalker! First time at a First Friday event just a tiny bit over your 500 foot distance order. Stalker! Bringing your Burger Lunch to tables at Brewed Awakenings (tables are for Brewed customers only). Stalker! Asking my neighbors about who lives upstairs. Stalker! Having your friend take a photo of my roommate. Stalker! Making a point to show where you are having a drink you know because all us normal people do this daily. Stalker! Going into stores to talk about Pam and then harassing clerks and customers. Stalker! Saying all your mugshots and arrests are okay cuz’ it was just you and your boyfriend but then claiming Pam is a violent person because she had an argument with her husband. And no, your arrests were NOT all dismissed. What’s worse is you stalked and harassed John Rupert’s 80-something year old mother, tried to run her off the road, broke into her house and caused hell for that family. And then the neighbors who lived near you, they were harassed, too. Eggs thrown at their house, threats made. I can read the records, too. I have my degree. You lie about yours. You got to walk graduation and never earned the degree and claimed you were being bullied. And according to the people I talk to you are continually trying to say you are law enforcement and you never made the grade. Pam’s ex following you? HA! There is nothing you do that is random and coincidental.

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            • LOL. The harassment order violations was with a exbf. Go read the file. John Rupert is his name. Him and I always had harassment orders against each other. Mine where always DISMISSED!!!!!! FACT CHECK.

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              • Rachel it is time for your to stop commenting on this page. Enough. I won’t publish anymore of your comments. It is just mud slinging and nothing more which is waste of time.

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          • Rachel, how did things go for you in court today with your two trumped up harassment allegations using your unethical attorney friend John Dimich to create an arrest order. Word on the street is that the case was dismissed and you stormed out of the courthouse. Did you really think “potato face” and a share of a share of share were criminal matters. Just more of you using the taxpayers dollars to waste time and energy on your drama laden life. Looks like Chris won today.

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            • Haha. Nothing is dimisse. Chris has a year till it’s dismissed. If she violates tell order within a year she will still face charges. Maybe next time take Rachel’s name out of the post. Rachel really must taste good. You always have her in your mouth. You might say yum yum instead of yippie.

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  3. I have followed. I am sorry this situation is out of control. I am most angry that two articles, written by Pam, have been in the the GR Herald Review right before court dates. The first one about Christina P and the second article that was published was about Pam’s lawyer. Both articles were produced in a timely order to get “kudos” for Pam and her supporter Christine (who has been jailed re: this issue). Pam calculates her every move to help her in her finacial escapeds. Keep you loved ones close…including your pets.

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    • Ridiculous you fools believe Pam has control over when the local paper prints her articles. None of this is about you. It never has been. Move on. She will keep writing and it will never be about you, because no one cares about you.

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  4. This link should be on the top of this page: https://pictures-of-cats.org/audio-recording-of-steven-mishow-admitting-to-shooting-neighbors-cats.html This story is about a terrible man baiting and killing tame neighborhood pets. The rest is just noise coming from some very sad people who apparently think cat cruelty is acceptable. I wonder if the defenders of this creep would have the same reaction if he or someone like him baited their pets to their death. The audio is disgusting. POS!

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  5. I see Team Rachel/Rose are at it again under another pseudonym. Pam Dowell was never investigated for embezzlement. Another outright lie by two twisted women with sordid long sick histories of their own. Keep pushing the lies gurlz. Your psychotic obsession is showing. Pam Dowell has good color “strips.” She is talented with paint and decor. She listens to her life coach and goes out and keeps busy. Life coach recommends the two short fat gurlz do the same. Stay heart healthy. Quit supporting cat killers.

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    • Thanks. In my interactions with Pam via email I have the clear impression that she is a decent person. I have spoken with Rachel on the phone and communicated via email and don’t have the same view about her. She has demonstrated crude attempts to misrepresent events.

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        • Was hoping you would have blocked me by now ..but I cant wait since your goal is to lur people into statements u turn and use against them. Not to mention how much you admire your wit and intellect. It is apparent and yet hysterical how you and Pam are so alike …good luck with your blog..it is quite borong and irrelevant to much bigger world issues. Carry on

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    • Steveo is hiding ..I never hide …you all are really messed up delusional dare I say adults ..love the porn names you all use though….. Come on Chicken Shit Pam quit hiding behind these puppets of yours and settle this ridiculous crap. Even your POOR MINDED Mom fought her own battles. YOU ARE WEAK. You started this and revealed yourself ..Blaming others for your life is old..come on old friend.

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  6. Pamela Jean Dowell tries so hard to reinvent herself. Her color/strips have never changed.

    Feb 13 1996 Pamela Jean Dowell was arrest and CHARGED with 1 count of Assault in the 2nd Degree MN Stat 609.11 subd 5 and with 1 count of Terroristic Threats MN Stat 609.713 subd1. Pamela plead to Alford Plea ~ An Alford plea is a plea that may be entered by a defendant who has been charged with a crime. In entering an Alford plea, the individual essentially enters a plea of guilty, while maintaining a claim of innocence. In such a case, the defendant is admitting that, whatever evidence the prosecution has is likely to convince the court he is guilty.

    In this thread it is said that she has a disorderly conduct charge. After 25 years it does reduce, but fact remains. Pamela Jean Dowell is a VIOLENT individual. Faithful Consignments in Grand Rapids Minnesota had her investigated for embezzlement. She is violent, and thief and a liar.

    Steven Hanson, so after all the heartache Pameal Jean Dowell did to you. You guys are bestfriends. It seems like a track recorded. She railroads people and than tries to make peace with them. You said she took your house and than gave it back to you. Seriously! You want someone like that in your life. Than again she likes vulnerable people. She wants to look like she saved you. Thats not reality. Her sister is on here trying so hard to support her. What about when their father died. Pam thinks she is entitled to everything. Pamela Jean Dowell locked herself in his house. She has put the family through hell. Till this day she puts the family through hell.

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    • Again, this is a blog about issues involving cats. Yet, the defamation/slander continues. How much hate/anger can spew from an individual(using another fake alias)? Sad that a person believes these comments promote their cause.

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      • Your sister is the one defaming and harassing. Wahhh you girls get over your Dad deserting you already..Pam isnt posting. At pictures just Hate of humans pictures NO DEAD CATS. OR DIDNT YOU GET THAT MEMO..

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