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Kittens Killed in Neighborhood Feud

Written by Michelle Kretzer | February 7, 2012

We don’t know what started the feud between a man (we’ll call him “George”) and his neighbors. We only know that when George fled his home to escape the wrath of his neighbors for a few days, he left the mother cat he had taken in as a stray and her three 7-week-old kittens behind outdoors. 

When he returned home the next day to gather some belongings and feed the cats, he discovered a gruesome scene. Two of the kittens were lying dead on the ground—their heads had been smashed in.

A distraught George called PETA for help, and knowing that every minute mattered, we quickly located an animal shelter that would accept the mother cat and her surviving kitten. As George was without a car, we found a local PETA member who was willing to collect the cats and take them to the animal shelter. Within hours, the mother cat, her kitten, and a third cat who was likely the father were safe. But there was not enough evidence to press charges for the kittens’ deaths.

While the mother and her surviving kitten were lucky to have escaped harm, they likely witnessed the horrific scene unfold. Even in friendly neighborhoods, the dangers of cruel passersby, cars, diseases, and other animals are too great to leave cats outdoors unsupervised. Let this be a lesson to us all.

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  • JAN says:

    AGAIN, I WILL SAY WHOEVER WILL INTENTIALLY KILL THESE KITTYS OR ANY ANIMAL, THEY ARE RIGHT UP THERE TO “SLIME BALLS”!! PLUS THEY WILL NOT HESITATE TO KILL HUMANS!! JAN

  • Claudia says:

    I feel quite ill. I hope Karma takes care of those pricks & hope those little ones died quickly. Who the hell DOES that??

  • MARTHA says:

    NO DEBEMOS INVOLUCRAR A LOS ANIMALES CON NUESTROS PROBLEMAS, YA SEAN PERSONALES, LABORALES O FAMILIARES. ELLOS NO TIENEN LA CULPA DE LOS ERRORES HUMANOS. HAY QUE PENSAR ANTES EN LAS CONSECUENCIAS DE DEJAR A UN ANIMAL ABANDONADO, LA IRA A VECES NO NOS DEJA VER A NUESTRO ALREDEDOR Y ACTUAMOS DE FORMA IRRESPONSABLE.

  • karen lyons kalmenson says:

    such brutality must be dealt with harshly, as in jail time, and megafines.

  • Claudia Sausa Sorgi says:

    I have tears in my eyes as I read this, I dont know what goes through peoples minds to do such horrible things, I know that I would love to do the same to whoever it was that did that to those poor little kittens!

  • Rev. Meg says:

    I feel sorry for people who have neighbors like this. Our neighborhood had someone like this at one time. She knew exactly what she could get away with so she would not be arrested. Finally the other families in our complex all went to court and succeeded in getting restraining orders against her…she was on parole and knew that if she violated the restraining orders she would be taken back to prison. She moved away and stayed away. Problem solved.

  • lisa says:

    Dont think it takes a rocket scientist to work out who is responsible for the deaths of these poor kittens and as another poster commented this type of crime do’snt go unnoticed and unspoken, word will get around and so will talk, lets just hope if someone hears anything they will come forward, as for George yes he did the right thing and contact PETA and thankgod the remaining were saved but this story is not the norm this must of been one hell of a feud for him to flee his home but to leave 7 week old kittens outside?? yes he came back the next day to feed the cats but to collect some belongings, was he intending to leave his home for good?? and if this terrible death hadnt have happened was he just going to leave these kittens for good?? who in their right mind leaves defenseless 7 week old kittens in a violent situation.

  • j says:

    Was this in Savannah, GA?

  • Marie says:

    …Who does this? I mean, really who would do this?! Whoever it was needs to be psychologically evaluated, because obviously there is something not quite healthy about them. R.I.P. Kittens. And thank you, PETA, for ensuring the mother and surviving kitten (as well as the other adult cat) got to safety in a shelter.

  • RED WHITE AND SO BLUE says:

    There’s gotta be some legal way to go after those cat-hating b******s! Can’t George claim emotional harm against them?

  • Isabel says:

    While this is very sad, people need to learn to keep cats indoors. I have friends whose cats who have gotten hit by cars, and yet they still have outdoor cats. I’m like, WTF?

  • r says:

    Viscious people do this, that is who..Someone will rat on these EvilDoers..This type of crime doenst go unnoticed and unspoken

  • Darcy says:

    Who does this??? OMG.. Poor kittens..