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Oregon Man Headed to Court on Cat Torture Case — 15 Comments

  1. This case too will probably be thrown out of court. Just more raving and ranting with zero proof of any crimes being committed. Hearsay evidence is not allowed in a court of law. A dead cat in a garbage can could have just as easily been scooped-up off the road near any TNR colony.

    A child bragging to their friends to gain street-cred points is just that.

  2. I wonder if the alleged owners of that cat will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Or will this just be yet another of many examples of blatant cat-owner hypocrisy and feigning innocence to why they killed their own cat through criminal negligence.

    Oregon Cruelty to Animals Statutes

    167.325. Animal neglect in the second degree.

    (1) A person commits the crime of animal neglect in the second degree if, except as otherwise authorized by law, the person intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence fails to provide minimum care for an animal in such person’s custody or control.

    (2) Animal neglect in the second degree is a Class B misdemeanor.

    167.330. Animal neglect in the first degree.

    (1) A person commits the crime of animal neglect in the first degree if, except as otherwise authorized by law, the person intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence:

    (a) Fails to provide minimum care for an animal in such person’s custody or control; and

    (b) Such failure to provide care results in serious physical injury or death to the animal.

    (2) Animal neglect in the first degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

    167.340. Animal abandonment.

    (1) A person commits the crime of animal abandonment if the person intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or with criminal negligence leaves a domesticated animal at a location without providing for the animal’s continued care.

    (2) It is no defense to the crime defined in subsection (1) of this section that the defendant abandoned the animal at or near an animal shelter, veterinary clinic or other place of shelter if the defendant did not make reasonable arrangements for the care of the animal.

    (3) Animal abandonment is a Class C misdemeanor.

    • Do note, that according to Oregon state statute 167.330; any TNR cat of theirs that dies outdoors means that the TNR practitioner is facing punishment and fines for animal neglect in the first degree, for each occurrence.

    • Terence, what the hell are you talking about? Your comment is so totally barmy as to be hardly worth publishing but I have allowed it because indirectly you are supporting the cat torturer. That probably does not bother you. I bet you support US gun laws and say it is not the gun that kills the victim but the person who holds the gun. In which case you are being hypocritical because letting a cat outside is not killing the cat. It is the cat killer who kills the cat.

  3. I Trap and Spay/Neuter cats and foster them to prepare them for adoptions. I have 2 that were not adoptable and still have them over 2 yrs later as I won’t put them back outside. I feel it is too dangerous for them on the streets these days and they will live with us for the rest of their lives. This man needs to be put in a cage and tortured like he did to these poor lovable cats. People like this should not be allowed to ever be free again.

  4. It sure seems as if society (especially children) is becomng more and more angry, depraved and violent. That happens in any species when there are too many, and when the sick ones are allowed to propegate thus weakening the entire “herd”. People like this don’t “learn” anything but how to better manipulate everyone else and to better hide their activities. They are no rehabilitated. That child will likely never be “ok”. That he was showing it off is clear indication that despite being old enough to have social interactions with “normal” kids, he had no guilt, no remorse, nor any desire to even hide what he’d been part of. He was bragging. How can anyone believe that can be “healed”? These are the sort of people who get bored with cats and dogs and move on to humans. Lock the child up in a psych ward and euthanize the adult. I cant dignify it with the term “man”.

    • Good, pleased you agree. I think it is a perfect punishment (as a starting point!). He’d probably bleed to death nice and slowly.

  5. Unless something comes up, and it often does in cases like this, the hearing (which is closed to the public) is set for Thursday October 22. I’ll update when I hear the outcome.

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