I took my car to a mechanic on the East Side on Idaho Street the other day. While sitting on a step waiting for the car, a dark gray cat walked up and lay down next to me, purring away. Very friendly. I thought how nice it would be to have such a cat. Looked like it may have been some kind of special breed. I finally got my car, then brought it back a week later for more work. The mechanic told me that someone had beheaded and skinnned the gray cat a few days earlier and laid it out on the front sidewalk so the owner could see it. I was pretty shocked. What kind of person does that kind of thing? I really want to know. Is it someone we pass when we're jogging in the park, or see in a restaurant? Does he look crazy like Charles Manson? I've heard of cats being poisoned, or shot at. But who the hell does this?
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I hate cats but even I think that is really messed up.
And the kind of person who would do that most likely has little regard for human life too. Who knows what they will do next?
It would be nice if there would have been a warning on this post.
Cats today, people tomorrow... stop this guy now.
I think Sensor may be right. If memory serves, many serial killers start with killing pets and animals.
East side? Maybe it's Cameo Pettaway. He is retarded, maybe he's regressed from humans to animals.
Here is my shot at a profile based on what I observed growing up. We had strange kids then too. Just one attempt to answer the original question of "who does this???"
White male, age 14-18. Social misfit. Average student. Average to above average IQ. Frustrated. Possibly abused in the past and/or present. Non-married parents, or dysfunctional marriage. Low parental contact and involvement. Long periods of time alone. Interest or fascination with occult, satanism, or demonology. Probably sociopathic. Probable drug or alcohol abuse. Possible self-mutilation.
I don't see this as an adult crime, but if it is... that is one whacked out dude.
Read this thread, watch the Sarah McLachlan Animal Cruelty PSA, and cry.
I agree with you. People who are cruel to animals end of being cruel to people.
What kind of person does that kind of thing?
Someone full of hate. It's common to discover that serial killers started out by torturing small animals. All that aside, it's more likely that this act is directed at the owners of the cat. I know that it's common out West to shoot a trespassing dog or cat and leave it on the fence line of the owner's ranch.
I think that the wonton killing of a domestic animal is a felony in the State of Ohio, which means jail time in the big house. If the owner has any ideas about who might have done this thing, they could try getting the TPD involved.
I don't think its hate that causes this, it's like something inside them is turned off in side them. Hate, would imply emotion, this is something sicker; they take pleasure from causing suffering.
Someone who obviously doesn't visit the Imagination Station.
Give it up hockeyfan, we know you hate the Imagination Station, we get it. Does every post on here have to have you make a reference to it...
I think hell just froze over.I agree with SensorG, anyone that could do that type of thing is twisted.
Apparently my posts have not been clear enough. I do not "hate" the imagination station. I question it's worth to the community and the continued dumping of tax money into it. Especially after the last time it closed, the new management said they would be run it differently and better.
As far as this post goes, who knows? I used to work as an animal cruelty investigator and people look the other way about such things. Cats that have had their tails blown off with fireworks. Cats shot in eye with B.B. guns. Animal bodies found skinned and headless because an amateur taxidermist is practicing his "craft".
I've known hardcore animal lovers try and change the laws for animal cruelty, but there are too many people against it. Hunters with dogs, farmers, etc. They don't want to get accused of abusing cows being trucked to slaughter houses because the drivers didn't pull over and water the cows. Hunters don't want to be regulated with their hunting dogs, etc. The list goes on and on.
Animals are considered property and therefore the penalties for abuse are minimal at best.
With mental health programs funding being cut expect more and more of these potential human timebombs to be "among" us. Mental health programs do more for the public than just keep an eye on what many refer to as "crazy".
I hate to hear about such things. They're horrible. I had my fill of these types of incidents. I don't want to sound callous, but I'm glad it wasn't a child. The worse thing is that the someone who did this, is still out there.
"I think that the wonton killing of a domestic animal is a felony in the State of Ohio, which means jail time in the big house. If the owner has any ideas about who might have done this thing, they could try getting the TPD involved."
Madjack, I'm told that the owner has a good idea who did it and that it is being investigated either by the police or humane society.
I was really surprised to see how many cats are on that side of town. Almost everywhere you look, there's a cat. So why that cat? Wonder if it was aimed more at the owner, particularly since she thinks she knows who did it. Maybe there was some kind of feud going on about something else. The mechanic said the owner, who is disabled, is one of the nicer people in the neighborhood who takes good care of her home and yard. If it were me, I would probably have surveillance cameras all around my house by now.
Wonder if it was aimed more at the owner, particularly since she thinks she knows who did it.
Probably so, especially if the owner is disabled and so unable to retaliate. The owner probably can't afford security cameras, which is a real shame.