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Cops shoot cat

The Local · 6 Jan 2012, 08:53

Published: 06 Jan 2012 08:53 GMT+01:00

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Stefan H., a 41-year-old laboratory technician, told the Bild newspaper that, while he was out for a walk with a friend, he found the female cat in a plastic bag underneath a rubbish bin in the street.

“We immediately warmed the cat,” he said. “She was whimpering but did not have any outward injuries.”

Two policemen intended to take the cat to the police, but then one decided to shoot it.

They said later they wanted to spare the animal any more pain.

Police spokesman Detlev Rüther said, "we are checking if the legal preconditions for the action were in place. The officers could face disciplinary action."

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10:22 January 6, 2012 by ErickDDiaz
No committ.. Please lets move on.
10:39 January 6, 2012 by jlmcnamara
That's a crime. That cat's lawyer should have been consulted. I smell lawsuit.
12:05 January 6, 2012 by dcgi
Pixelate the tattoo on the skinhead but a lovely headline photo of a dead cat is fine? I'm not sure I get it.
12:42 January 6, 2012 by vossy
So what?

All cats are vermin!

They dump on my garden and are a menace, police should be able to shoot cats on sight - horrible creatures, before the loving cat brigade get on my case just listen, you have cats in your house - they are not clean, they have messes and buried it so they are clean - correct? Wrong, do they carry little catty shovels about? No they use paws then they walk on the kitchen counter where food is prepared - does you child get regular tummy upsets? Kill the cat and problem gone.
13:46 January 6, 2012 by Skimax72
@vossy....you're a sick person.
13:59 January 6, 2012 by nemo999
14:30 January 6, 2012 by Adam-Hans-Tarrant
This is ridicolous what so good about MURDER???
16:13 January 6, 2012 by raandy
vossy my cat has 2 shovels and a wash basin, does she qualify as clean? ok so the shovels are paws and the wash basin is a tongue it's not a perfect world.
17:20 January 6, 2012 by Whipmanager
raandy: So, you take a dump, then because you are double jointed, you lick your anus clean. Yeahm, sounds ok to me. Hey I have dogs to torture cats, dont need to waste a perfectly good bullet on a cat. They should be reserved fro those that really deserve it.
17:38 January 6, 2012 by zeddriver

You would have felt right at home in the medieval period in Europe. There were quite a few feeble minded and uneducated folks back then participating in a cat killing spree. The end result. The uncontrolled spread of the black plague across Europe killing 2/3's of the population. When the cat population recovered the black plague went away.

What concerns me more than vossy. Was the fact that the cops that shot the cat. Are members of the same organization "The Police" That just sat around with their thumbs in their backsides unable to figure out that they should put a freeze on the fraudster Burkhart and his mothers passports.
17:53 January 6, 2012 by Englishted
What? they shot it then put it on white background measured it and photographed it .

Then sold the story to the bild .

Strange times indeed.
18:37 January 6, 2012 by raandy
Whipmanager you can tell a fool but you can't tell um much.
23:05 January 6, 2012 by Alexis Klatt
Why didn't they take the cat to an Animal Hospital? The cop is no better than a thug. I thought our Cops in Canada were too quick on the Taser & the gun. I didn't realize it is a kind of "mentality" to shoot & destroy, not to serve & protect.

I rescued a Sea Gull from the side of the road, that couldn't fly. A guy in a pickup truck was trying to run it over, to put it out of its pain, he said. I took it home after it tried to bite me repeatedly, in fact the bird was really nasty. With my first aid training I set the broken wing in position and taped it to its body.

Finally took the bird to a rescue centre and all went well for it. So whats the deal with the male of our species trying to constantly put suffering creatures to death, for their own good.
23:07 January 6, 2012 by DOZ
@ vossy

Right On. And they will spend an anormouus amount of moola investigating it.
08:41 January 7, 2012 by heyheyhey

Here you are again, running your pathetic mouth. You are a hateful man whose only claim to fame is that you were married to a hooker. Even she couldn't tolerate you after awhile, right? Your comments are sickening, but they do reflect the mentality of those who have learned to kill. You ex-soldiers are something to behold! Nobody, except a sick SOB, would think it proper to turn dogs loose to attack and kill a cat.

Speaking of licking your ass.......why don't you bend over a put your head up your ass? It exists there anyway! Keep your ideas in the US where they belong.
15:26 January 7, 2012 by Bruno53
Well, there goes the "nine lives" of this cat!!
15:55 January 7, 2012 by Harry Grouse
Human deficate polutes the planet and is no good for fertilizer carrying disease and these officwes are incompetent just like the ones who shot the wild swine in the river this is not competent use of a firearm
07:41 January 8, 2012 by heyheyhey
@vossy an DOZ

It would be nice if you two would excuse yourselves from posting here.

More posters who have very little regard foe living beings. It is quite well known that the majority of men who are hateful toward cats are actually very angry about the fact that cats, unlike dogs, will not serve you as their master. So boys, the real issue that you present here is that in the face of being impotent and unable to control another being you resort to the choice of engaging in violence.

Fine specimens of manhood, right fellows?
03:33 January 9, 2012 by Doggy
I do agree with heyheyhey statements. But, the cat looks as sick one, so the police was probably aware of a fact that it could had spread the diseases around. When being younger, I had find couple of the kittens, and brought them home. After, a while all the kittens had to receive an injection, as a matter of fact they were blind and sick. Whipmanager is not having such a bad pathetic mouth as an ex-soldier. Some of my friends are sometimes having more or less open way of the expressions regardless of the ranks. Just let¦#39;s look this way, if being in a military these days is not really the same of what I had remembered from my high school times my happy friends, there were no dangerous around as are now, even at daily basis, and I noticed that most of the time people are expressing some emotions on the blogs ( even portraying themselves as qualified and it is a little bit surprising?? I do not belong to them) due to a fact that are over tired, but it does not mean they think this way in a daily life.. Of course not! Even here, after a catastrophe many pets including the cats and pigs and cows were left out in a non-entry zone, and they bushed around. However, for sure after a while all were being taken away and had been given an injection due to much serious further consequences. Nothing special about it what supposed to be just seen on the movies became a reality. Let¦#39;s live this poor cat as a case is still being investigated.
17:00 January 9, 2012 by Acechaser
@ vossy...you truly are a walking, talking human piece-o-crap! Oh, and I see that your profile says your 'interests' include 'especially if it's illegal'...better hope we never meet. This is truly sad about the poor cat...this cop should be fired.
01:42 January 17, 2012 by thequeen09@att.net
Killing the cat was wrong. Just because animals can not speak doesn't mean they are treated any different than any other living creature. Humans are NOT the only species that matter. Every one knows that abuse usually starts with humans harming animals and then they move on to other humans. And how does this cop know that the animal was actually in pain? This cop just made the decision on who lives and who dies. The cat should have gone to a vet. Most will say it was only a cat, yes it was a cat but it also was only another life.

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