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One of my dear cats was kicked hard by a known cat hater in our village — 4 Comments

  1. I hear the argument about fencing in a cat or keeping them inside, but the truth remains that no cat owner should have to worry about their cat. The ONLY one at fault is the monster who kicked your cat. I, too, fear for the dogs he fosters. I agree that this man needs to be reported to the SPCA. And Facebook publicity could not hurt. As for the camera, that is a ridiculous law, but it may still help to mount cameras in any way such that if anyone were to break in the front yard, or backyard for that matter, you would have them on record. Definitely give his name to the dog rescue organization.

    My immediate reaction was vigilantism- two big guy friends encountering this jerk, preferably away from witnesses, and having a “talk” with him. Since the authorities are of no help, perhaps you should get people together who have similarly suffered because of this man, and lack of action on the part of the authorities, and agitate. Yes, it could make you more of a target, but the only other option is keeping quiet and letting him do this to other families. Some people are just detestable, that man is one. He will, one day, answer to God for this.

  2. To ME King, we aren’t all super human with the foresight or money to see when animal abusers are going to seek out and abuse our animals in a previously quiet and animal friendly environment.

    This country used to be a lot safer for cats, our village was not known as a place where cats were deliberately injured by bitter, insane old abusers.

    Everyone can be caught out. I am not appealing for YOUR sympathy. I am not whining. I am hopeful that others will be alerted to how easy it is for some malignant animal abuser to harm a beloved companion animal in a seemingly safe environment.

    My cat was sitting on our gatepost, on our property. It was not roaming in the road or anywhere else.

    ME King you seem almost happy my cat was attacked and injured.

    Sharing a story like that is not easy. Your response has shown me I was right to do so. If only to bring out the true nature of some people who believe they are infallible and perfect.

    Your response is unreasonable, harsh and pointlessly mocking.

    For your information, in the UK, no one is allowed by law to have a CCTV of any kind installed on their property that shows ANY view of the public highway. If you choose you can read up on the law itself in your local library. I could not install a camera that would show my gatepost as it would also show the public highway. The local Crime Prevention Officer confirmed this as fact, when he visited a while after the attack.

    You think a video of the cat kicker plastered all over the internet would result in jail time? What country do you live in? If such video existed, it would result in nothing more than maybe the useless Dog Warden paying him a visit and maybe a very mild, verbal slap on the wrist. It would not even get to court.

    The cat abuser’s name would not be ruined. He would carry on just as he has. I’d suggest that you have little knowledge of English law or the social dynamics of English villages.

    I think your view is very naive and you are more concerned with virtue signalling than the welfare of any companion animal.

    Thank you Michael for publishing my story. I hope that some true cat lovers will find the story something to think about rather than just an opportunity to bray and brag about how perfect they believe that they are.

  3. Just like dog owners who whine when the dog they claim is friendly gets hurt because it was loose purchasing proper fencing for your cat in the first place would have prevented this.
    I have stated several times we are not a nation of animal lovers. When you let the pet you love like family roam at will they are subject to all the natural and unnatural dangers of the world. Laws on animal cruelty are poorly enforced with cats somehow being the bottom of concern. It’s just a cat right ???
    I actually have a list of people who are never allowed in my home because they are all animal abusers. All of them are my husbands family and their offspring. We should not have to live in fear of someone hurting our pets and worse there should be swift and just punishment for those that do. In the real world it’s seldom anything happens.
    I strongly suggest you install a camera. It’s the tool that has become modestly priced and is solving lots of crimes. It takes the they said you said out of the equation and simply presents what happened. A video of this jerk kicking your cat would have landed him in jail or you could have simply ruined his shabby live by posting it on FB or Youtube.
    I am not unsympathetic to you and horrified that your cat was injured this way. The real world is a nasty place for cats. And it doesn’t seem to be getting any better.

    • No idea why your comment was not published immediately as your details are identical to past comments. Sorry for that and thanks for commenting.

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