Cat Killer gets off

A man who killed his tenant’s 5 cats with a 12-guage shotgun was acquitted of an animal cruelty charge

Grossnickle did not deny shooting the cats, which were killed October 1, the same day the animal cruelty law took effect. According to court testimony, he told Ritch five times to get rid of the cats or he would do it for her because they were reducing the home’s value by damaging the walls and carpets.

Although the state prohibits inflicting unnecessary pain and suffering on animals, it allows killing them humanely for food processing, hunting, scientific research, pest control, and agricultural practices.

Since Grossnickle killed the cats quickly, using a method accepted by farmers and with no intention of causing them unnecessary suffering, he did not break the law, Stepler said.

He was convicted of destruction of property at least. But that just seems so wrong. I could understand he being allowed to evict her, but to get off without penalty for shooting the cats? That’s just wrong.

50 Replies to “Cat Killer gets off”

  1. You people are fucking sick!
    Some see their cats as part of their family, and you see no problem with the killing of them?
    The man who shot the cats could have at least taken them to a shelter

  2. You people are fucking sick!
    Some see their cats as part of their family, and you see no problem with the killing of them?
    The man who shot the cats could have at least taken them to a shelter

  3. You people are fucking sick!
    Some see their cats as part of their family, and you see no problem with the killing of them?
    The man who shot the cats could have at least taken them to a shelter

  4. You people are fucking sick!
    Some see their cats as part of their family, and you see no problem with the killing of them?
    The man who shot the cats could have at least taken them to a shelter

  5. You people are fucking sick!
    Some see their cats as part of their family, and you see no problem with the killing of them?
    The man who shot the cats could have at least taken them to a shelter

  6. You people are fucking sick!
    Some see their cats as part of their family, and you see no problem with the killing of them?
    The man who shot the cats could have at least taken them to a shelter

  7. Cats are a stupid waste of resources. They are nature’s scapegoat – a perfectly logical target for venting one’s frustrations without harming anything of consequence.

  8. what if cats were killing you the man shouldive been put to jail and let to rott until he dies, its only right that someone that destroyed a life would have the same thing happening to him.

  9. what if cats were killing you the man shouldive been put to jail and let to rott until he dies, its only right that someone that destroyed a life would have the same thing happening to him.

  10. what if cats were killing you the man shouldive been put to jail and let to rott until he dies, its only right that someone that destroyed a life would have the same thing happening to him.

  11. what if cats were killing you the man shouldive been put to jail and let to rott until he dies, its only right that someone that destroyed a life would have the same thing happening to him.

  12. what if cats were killing you the man shouldive been put to jail and let to rott until he dies, its only right that someone that destroyed a life would have the same thing happening to him.

  13. what if cats were killing you the man shouldive been put to jail and let to rott until he dies, its only right that someone that destroyed a life would have the same thing happening to him.

  14. that man will suffer the guilt of that cat and it is a law to kill catsi mean its alright if i shoot you in the head as long as you didn’t feel any pain if thats that why are all these people in prison for killing other people

  15. that man will suffer the guilt of that cat and it is a law to kill catsi mean its alright if i shoot you in the head as long as you didn’t feel any pain if thats that why are all these people in prison for killing other people

  16. that man will suffer the guilt of that cat and it is a law to kill catsi mean its alright if i shoot you in the head as long as you didn’t feel any pain if thats that why are all these people in prison for killing other people

  17. that man will suffer the guilt of that cat and it is a law to kill catsi mean its alright if i shoot you in the head as long as you didn’t feel any pain if thats that why are all these people in prison for killing other people

  18. I need to kill a cat. Whats the best way? I do not wish for it to suffer. I was told drowning it is a good way. Or a sharp blow to the back of the neck with a steel rod. Suggestions?

  19. I need to kill a cat. Whats the best way? I do not wish for it to suffer. I was told drowning it is a good way. Or a sharp blow to the back of the neck with a steel rod. Suggestions?

  20. I need to kill a cat. Whats the best way? I do not wish for it to suffer. I was told drowning it is a good way. Or a sharp blow to the back of the neck with a steel rod. Suggestions?

  21. I need to kill a cat. Whats the best way? I do not wish for it to suffer. I was told drowning it is a good way. Or a sharp blow to the back of the neck with a steel rod. Suggestions?

  22. fuck cats they are over sypythiesed roddents, the only thing im pissed about is that the cat DIDNT SUFFER as fsr as im concerned they should all be set on fire and suffer as much pain as possible

  23. fuck cats they are over sypythiesed roddents, the only thing im pissed about is that the cat DIDNT SUFFER as fsr as im concerned they should all be set on fire and suffer as much pain as possible

  24. fuck cats they are over sypythiesed roddents, the only thing im pissed about is that the cat DIDNT SUFFER as fsr as im concerned they should all be set on fire and suffer as much pain as possible

  25. fuck cats they are over sypythiesed roddents, the only thing im pissed about is that the cat DIDNT SUFFER as fsr as im concerned they should all be set on fire and suffer as much pain as possible

  26. fuck cats they are over sypythiesed roddents, the only thing im pissed about is that the cat DIDNT SUFFER as fsr as im concerned they should all be set on fire and suffer as much pain as possible

  27. fuck cats they are over sypythiesed roddents, the only thing im pissed about is that the cat DIDNT SUFFER as fsr as im concerned they should all be set on fire and suffer as much pain as possible

  28. **what if cats were killing you the man shouldive been put to jail and let to rott until he dies, its only right that someone that destroyed a life would have the same thing happening to him.**

    I hope you don’t step on a blade of grass, then! Try being a farmer, dickhead. There are two valid reasons to kill animals: 1) Food and 2)Pest control. Free roaming cats are pests, not only to people (because they destroy property), but to indigenous wildlife. And, dickhead, cats don’t always kill for food – they kill for play and leave the carcass.

    Either cats aren’t indigenous wildlife and as such should be shot, or they are pets and should be kept in a cage. But, you’re right: OWNERS who let their cats roam, kill wildlife, and destroy property should be shot! Cats shouldn’t be allowed to roam freely in an area they aren’t indigenous to.

    And since it’s illegal to shoot irresponsible cat owners, I’d just do the SSS: Shoot, Shovel and Shut up!

    If you think your cat is a free spirit, and it’s harassing my animals or stalking wildlife on my property, I will truly set the spirit free, with a .22 or a 12 gauge. Hate to do it, but you caused this problem. Fix it, or I will!

  29. **what if cats were killing you the man shouldive been put to jail and let to rott until he dies, its only right that someone that destroyed a life would have the same thing happening to him.**

    I hope you don’t step on a blade of grass, then! Try being a farmer, dickhead. There are two valid reasons to kill animals: 1) Food and 2)Pest control. Free roaming cats are pests, not only to people (because they destroy property), but to indigenous wildlife. And, dickhead, cats don’t always kill for food – they kill for play and leave the carcass.

    Either cats aren’t indigenous wildlife and as such should be shot, or they are pets and should be kept in a cage. But, you’re right: OWNERS who let their cats roam, kill wildlife, and destroy property should be shot! Cats shouldn’t be allowed to roam freely in an area they aren’t indigenous to.

    And since it’s illegal to shoot irresponsible cat owners, I’d just do the SSS: Shoot, Shovel and Shut up!

    If you think your cat is a free spirit, and it’s harassing my animals or stalking wildlife on my property, I will truly set the spirit free, with a .22 or a 12 gauge. Hate to do it, but you caused this problem. Fix it, or I will!

  30. I think it’s sad that there are people out there in the world with some of the attitudes I’ve seen displayed here. God created all living things for a reason, including cats- everything from lions and panthers, right down to the domesticated housecat. They are here for a purpose, and while you all have the right to dislike them if you want to, none of you have the right to go and arbitrarily kill someone’s pet cat just because you think it’s a pest. I do agree that cats can get out of control, and can most certainly become pests. In which case, animal control needs to be called so that the cat can be picked up and contained at the humane society. After which, it will be humanely killed if no one comes to claim it. The job of euthenizing animals should be left up to professionals, not to NUT JOBS like most of you. You all sound like backwoods rednecks to me. I think it would be hilarious if all of you were dropped into the middle of a lion den. You wouldn’t be so bold to complain about cats then, would you? That would be sweet, supreme irony at its greatest. Good day, all you idiots.

  31. I think it’s sad that there are people out there in the world with some of the attitudes I’ve seen displayed here. God created all living things for a reason, including cats- everything from lions and panthers, right down to the domesticated housecat. They are here for a purpose, and while you all have the right to dislike them if you want to, none of you have the right to go and arbitrarily kill someone’s pet cat just because you think it’s a pest. I do agree that cats can get out of control, and can most certainly become pests. In which case, animal control needs to be called so that the cat can be picked up and contained at the humane society. After which, it will be humanely killed if no one comes to claim it. The job of euthenizing animals should be left up to professionals, not to NUT JOBS like most of you. You all sound like backwoods rednecks to me. I think it would be hilarious if all of you were dropped into the middle of a lion den. You wouldn’t be so bold to complain about cats then, would you? That would be sweet, supreme irony at its greatest. Good day, all you idiots.

  32. I think it’s sad that there are people out there in the world with some of the attitudes I’ve seen displayed here. God created all living things for a reason, including cats- everything from lions and panthers, right down to the domesticated housecat. They are here for a purpose, and while you all have the right to dislike them if you want to, none of you have the right to go and arbitrarily kill someone’s pet cat just because you think it’s a pest. I do agree that cats can get out of control, and can most certainly become pests. In which case, animal control needs to be called so that the cat can be picked up and contained at the humane society. After which, it will be humanely killed if no one comes to claim it. The job of euthenizing animals should be left up to professionals, not to NUT JOBS like most of you. You all sound like backwoods rednecks to me. I think it would be hilarious if all of you were dropped into the middle of a lion den. You wouldn’t be so bold to complain about cats then, would you? That would be sweet, supreme irony at its greatest. Good day, all you idiots.

  33. I think it’s sad that there are people out there in the world with some of the attitudes I’ve seen displayed here. God created all living things for a reason, including cats- everything from lions and panthers, right down to the domesticated housecat. They are here for a purpose, and while you all have the right to dislike them if you want to, none of you have the right to go and arbitrarily kill someone’s pet cat just because you think it’s a pest. I do agree that cats can get out of control, and can most certainly become pests. In which case, animal control needs to be called so that the cat can be picked up and contained at the humane society. After which, it will be humanely killed if no one comes to claim it. The job of euthenizing animals should be left up to professionals, not to NUT JOBS like most of you. You all sound like backwoods rednecks to me. I think it would be hilarious if all of you were dropped into the middle of a lion den. You wouldn’t be so bold to complain about cats then, would you? That would be sweet, supreme irony at its greatest. Good day, all you idiots.

  34. I think it’s sad that there are people out there in the world with some of the attitudes I’ve seen displayed here. God created all living things for a reason, including cats- everything from lions and panthers, right down to the domesticated housecat. They are here for a purpose, and while you all have the right to dislike them if you want to, none of you have the right to go and arbitrarily kill someone’s pet cat just because you think it’s a pest. I do agree that cats can get out of control, and can most certainly become pests. In which case, animal control needs to be called so that the cat can be picked up and contained at the humane society. After which, it will be humanely killed if no one comes to claim it. The job of euthenizing animals should be left up to professionals, not to NUT JOBS like most of you. You all sound like backwoods rednecks to me. I think it would be hilarious if all of you were dropped into the middle of a lion den. You wouldn’t be so bold to complain about cats then, would you? That would be sweet, supreme irony at its greatest. Good day, all you idiots.

  35. I think it’s sad that there are people out there in the world with some of the attitudes I’ve seen displayed here. God created all living things for a reason, including cats- everything from lions and panthers, right down to the domesticated housecat. They are here for a purpose, and while you all have the right to dislike them if you want to, none of you have the right to go and arbitrarily kill someone’s pet cat just because you think it’s a pest. I do agree that cats can get out of control, and can most certainly become pests. In which case, animal control needs to be called so that the cat can be picked up and contained at the humane society. After which, it will be humanely killed if no one comes to claim it. The job of euthenizing animals should be left up to professionals, not to NUT JOBS like most of you. You all sound like backwoods rednecks to me. I think it would be hilarious if all of you were dropped into the middle of a lion den. You wouldn’t be so bold to complain about cats then, would you? That would be sweet, supreme irony at its greatest. Good day, all you idiots.

  36. Cat-killers are sick, twisted little sods. For centuries cats have been keeping our towns, villages, grain stores and ships free from mice and rats. Cats helped to stop the spread of diseases transmitted by rodents. To say that cats are destroyers of wildlife is sorely mis-stating the position. In general “wildlife” manages all right despite the occasional cat. Hordes of rodents being kept at bay from our communities is no bad thing.

    That cats can become problematic is not disputed. The issue is how to deal with the problem and killing cats is a very extreme solution. Cats become problems due almost entirely to the way they are managed by their owners. There needs to be some education amongst those who want to acquire cats as well as those who breed and sell them. Cats are not domesticated in the same way as dogs and will always have a wild, predatory nature. As such they are not suitable for everyone, nor for every location.

    These issues, though, are rather beside the point when reviewing some of the above posts. “Cat-Killers” (as opposed to pest-controllers or veterinary surgeons) are, as I said initially, sick and twisted. To kill a cat just because you get a kick out of it is not only illegal in most places but it is also commonly thought to be closely related to sociopathy. Studies of serial killers reveals that in many cases they have a history of killing and/or mutilating animals.

  37. Cat-killers are sick, twisted little sods. For centuries cats have been keeping our towns, villages, grain stores and ships free from mice and rats. Cats helped to stop the spread of diseases transmitted by rodents. To say that cats are destroyers of wildlife is sorely mis-stating the position. In general “wildlife” manages all right despite the occasional cat. Hordes of rodents being kept at bay from our communities is no bad thing.

    That cats can become problematic is not disputed. The issue is how to deal with the problem and killing cats is a very extreme solution. Cats become problems due almost entirely to the way they are managed by their owners. There needs to be some education amongst those who want to acquire cats as well as those who breed and sell them. Cats are not domesticated in the same way as dogs and will always have a wild, predatory nature. As such they are not suitable for everyone, nor for every location.

    These issues, though, are rather beside the point when reviewing some of the above posts. “Cat-Killers” (as opposed to pest-controllers or veterinary surgeons) are, as I said initially, sick and twisted. To kill a cat just because you get a kick out of it is not only illegal in most places but it is also commonly thought to be closely related to sociopathy. Studies of serial killers reveals that in many cases they have a history of killing and/or mutilating animals.

  38. A few days ago my neighor shot my cat in the head. Her name was Princess and she was my baby. She was beautiful, playful, and sweet, and my heart aches for her. Princess was always kept inside but on the day of her tragic death she managed to get outside. She was only outside about 15 min. before I went out to look for her. I knew something was wrong when she didn’t come when I called her. I live in a somewhat rural area with only a few other houses nearby so it should have been easy to find her. I walked over to my neighbors and found her dead under his birdfeeder. She was still warm so I knew he had just killed her. I carried her lifeless body to his doorstep and asked if he was responsible. He was shocked to find out she was mine and not one of the wild barn cats from next door. You see Princess paid the price for the ignorance of my other neighbor who lets his barn cats breed like crazy. While he does feed them, he doesn’t spay or neuter or give them any medical attention at all. They become a nuisance and bother people so much that they feel the only option is to kill them. I don’t in any way support the killing of cats in any way, but I do feel that if my neighbor had not let his cats spread so wildly for so many years, Princess would not have been taken from me. But to all those who feel it is their right to shoot a cat, just remember that it could be someones pet and a lot of cats look alike. A pet is legally the property of its owner. I could have sued him for thousands of dollars, or I could have called the cops and he would have been in very serious trouble. Shooting any cat is considered animal cruelty and it is just not worth the risk or the pain it could cause to other people.

  39. A few days ago my neighor shot my cat in the head. Her name was Princess and she was my baby. She was beautiful, playful, and sweet, and my heart aches for her. Princess was always kept inside but on the day of her tragic death she managed to get outside. She was only outside about 15 min. before I went out to look for her. I knew something was wrong when she didn’t come when I called her. I live in a somewhat rural area with only a few other houses nearby so it should have been easy to find her. I walked over to my neighbors and found her dead under his birdfeeder. She was still warm so I knew he had just killed her. I carried her lifeless body to his doorstep and asked if he was responsible. He was shocked to find out she was mine and not one of the wild barn cats from next door. You see Princess paid the price for the ignorance of my other neighbor who lets his barn cats breed like crazy. While he does feed them, he doesn’t spay or neuter or give them any medical attention at all. They become a nuisance and bother people so much that they feel the only option is to kill them. I don’t in any way support the killing of cats in any way, but I do feel that if my neighbor had not let his cats spread so wildly for so many years, Princess would not have been taken from me. But to all those who feel it is their right to shoot a cat, just remember that it could be someones pet and a lot of cats look alike. A pet is legally the property of its owner. I could have sued him for thousands of dollars, or I could have called the cops and he would have been in very serious trouble. Shooting any cat is considered animal cruelty and it is just not worth the risk or the pain it could cause to other people.

  40. We has a cat once. His name was Tippy. I waved him goodbye as he went off to the tip in the wizbin.

    Bye bye, Tippy the Wizbin Cat.

  41. We has a cat once. His name was Tippy. I waved him goodbye as he went off to the tip in the wizbin.

    Bye bye, Tippy the Wizbin Cat.

  42. You know what would be great? Too watch some of the people that are posting on here like James, Chan, and Rage get thrown down into a lion’s den. That would be sweet irony at it’s best, just to watch the lion’s tear these guys to pieces as they scream, I wouldn’t even try and help them either, I’d just laugh. Serves them right. =D

  43. You know what would be great? Too watch some of the people that are posting on here like James, Chan, and Rage get thrown down into a lion’s den. That would be sweet irony at it’s best, just to watch the lion’s tear these guys to pieces as they scream, I wouldn’t even try and help them either, I’d just laugh. Serves them right. =D

  44. Cats are a stupid waste of resources. They are nature's scapegoat – a perfectly logical target for venting one's frustrations without harming anything of consequence.

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