County On Alert; Pets Being Terrorized

Frankfort police are actively searching for a pellet gun shooter. Two wounded cats were found along Glenn's Creek road in Frankfort this week by animal control.

The first cat found suffered a broken leg and had the pellet still lodged inside her when she was taken to the Frankfort Vet Clinic.

Dr. Jonathon Mangin says, thanks to a kind-hearted woman who felt sorry for the cat, the $800 bill for surgery was paid for and the woman took the injured cat home.

The second tabby cat was found just 5 days later in the same area, also with pellet gun wounds. He's still recovering from skin and muscle tears.

Commonwealth's Attorney Larry Cleveland says if caught, the people responsible for the shootings could spend a year in jail and pay $500 in fines.


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  • by Billy G. on Mar 3, 2008 at 07:21 AM
    Maybe if I shot my CATS with a pellet gun early in the season, they would have played consistent basketball and we wouldn't be in this mess now.
  • by Andy on Mar 3, 2008 at 05:42 AM
    Sure they will.
  • by Jeff Dahmer on Mar 3, 2008 at 05:40 AM
    Here kitty kitty kitty....
  • by Anita Location: Floyd County on Mar 2, 2008 at 08:16 PM
    To Brad from Lexington: I am a registered nurse and do have a job. I also have my priorities straight. I agree that it is none of my business what the lady did with her money. I also know that it is a sad world when people put child and elderly abuse in the same category with animal abuse. No animal should be abused and the people that are doing this should be punished. But animals are just that-animals.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lex on Mar 1, 2008 at 11:54 AM
    Somebody always has to point out that too many animals in one place are a health hazard. First, what is your definition of too many? Two? Three? Interesting, I have never caught a cold from my dog, but I risk getting sick everytime I shake someone's hand or get sneezed on by a child. I agree that people need to take care of their animals and clean up after them, but having several pets is not necessarily unsanitary. You are exposed to more potentially illness-causing bacteria eating at a fast food restaurant or using a public restroom than you are being around dogs and cats that are well maintained. Dirty people will be dirty no matter how many animals they have, whether it be zero or ten. Setting a limit on the number of pets someone could have would just be pointless and only punish responsible pet owners, because the irresponsible ones would still not follow the rules.
  • by c Location: fkt on Mar 1, 2008 at 11:27 AM
    The last thing we need is a stay at home mom dictating to us how many pets we can have. People putting thier nose where it does not belong is how wars get started.
  • by JHR Location: Lexington on Mar 1, 2008 at 08:31 AM
    God help the person if anyone ever did this to one of my cats! You better believe I would hunt them down and make sure they have several pellets lodged in unsavory places through out their body! I can't stand animal abusers and think they should be put away either in jail or in a mental institution.... And it sounds like these cats were strays, not someone's pets. This makes it even worse...the innocent cats didn't choose to be homeless, and these awful, horrible demons are adding to their misery! Ugggg public whippings would be too good for these scumbags!
  • by c Location: fkt on Mar 1, 2008 at 08:30 AM
    I am against abusing animals too. However, I think pet owners should be more responsible for their pets! Dogs & cats run loose in my neighborhood all the time & NOTHING IS DONE ABOUT IT! I don't have pets & do not want them on my property or around my children! My neighbor has 3 big dogs in her back yard & in the summer the smell is awful! My children cannot even play in their own backyard for the smell! That's not being a responsible pet owner..too lazy to cleanup after her own dogs! I also agree that some people are animal crazy. My neighbor cannot support herself & 2 children (she lives with her parents) but yet she can afford 3 big dogs? Makes no sense that one cannot take care of children, but can take care of a bunch of dogs! Animals are just that animals. Human beings should take priority over ANY animal! We need more animal control officers to force pet owners to be responsible & set a limit on how many pets one can have because too many can be a health hazard to humans.
  • by Brad Location: Lexington on Mar 1, 2008 at 01:13 AM
    Anita: Who are you to talk about the lady that paid the vet bill?? It is her money and she can spend it the way that she wants! You are just mad cause you do not have $800...GET A JOB!
  • by Leslie Location: Ashland on Feb 29, 2008 at 08:57 PM
    I fail to see how caring about child abuse and animal abuse are mutually exclusive. BOTH are horrific in a different way. I agree with the thought that any disturbed person who would hurt an animal is far more likely to hurt a child, or any human. Rah-rah for the woman who paid for the vet bill. She is truly compassionate. It is nobody's business what she does with her money. We need more like her in this world.

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