WMTW-TV reports that Michael Herrmann killed the cats with his bare hands. Astonishing. Truly crazy but he is not crazy. The cats were owned by a family friend who was staying with him.
Herrmann told animal control officers what he’d done and explained he did not want the cats in the house because his daughter is allergic to cats.
He turned himself in and is on bail. His actions are a felony in Maine if convicted.
Comment: He must have been drunk or on drugs. No sane person could do that. There were so many other options such as to ask the cat’s owner to leave the home with her/his cats or if that was impractical to board the cats at a boarding cattery pending a long terms solution if the friend was staying for a long time.
What does the friend think? Surely they can no longer be friends. Hermann must also dislike cats. Also he should have known that cats were going to be in the house. Perhaps at the outset his daughter was unaware that she was allergic to cats. The reaction could have been sane and humane. It was crazy and inhumane.