Pet Poisoner in My Area

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
November 2, 2007 9:17pm CST
I just heard on my local news that the police are looking for a person who is going around poising pets with antifreeze. They have this fiend caught on video sneaking and distributing antifreeze-laced dog biscuits in areas where pets might find them. How cruel is this? They said that the substance has a sweet taste which the animals like and they will then eat it. This is really a sick person. I hope he is caught and punished soon!
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Indeed,hopefully they will catch the b*****d soon. When I was a kid someone in my neighborhood trapped and or killed the cats in my area--all three of our cats went missing back then. Its always awful when people target other peoples pets. I don't why they do this, don't they realize that some one cares about those pets?
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Sadly, Aurone, some people don't care very much about anything other than themselves. The sooner they catch this idiot the sooner we can all breathe easier.
@GardenGerty (114500)
• United States
3 Nov 07
I am really glad that they have him on video. This means they may be able to catch him. This is also when we need to be careful not to leave any antifreeze spills on our driveways. As you have said, our pets enjoy the taste of the chemicals in antifreeze and it is not uncommon for them to get accidentally poisoned as well.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Nov 07
I am so glad you pointed that out, GG. Maybe someone here will read it and be warned.
• United States
3 Nov 07
I hate those people who did that kind of sick things. Animals have there own rights to live. You cant hurt them just because they cant fight back like you can. I just feel so bad and angry about that person.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Surely, yukinolin, someone will be able to identify this person. They had a pretty good picture of him.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
4 Nov 07
I hope so too. I had a neighbor that use to do that where I use to live. I got so upset when my dog got some antifreeze. He was a good dog. House broken and was hardly even outside.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Losing a pet is just like losing a member of your family, Shaun, and I'm glad they caught this creep before he had the chance to do even more damage.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Nov 07
You are right about that. I cried over my fish dying and I can't even pet them.
@Dask1221 (160)
• United States
4 Nov 07
What the heck kind of a person would do that?! This guy must really hate animals to feel the need to be so cruel. He's either a complete outright a**hole, or he had some bad experience, possibly when younger, dealing with a pet. I hate people who would harm animals in a such a way. If I had a person like this in my area, my pet would stay locked in the house except to go outside on a short leash with me to go to the bathroom. I also despise Michael Vick for the whole pitbull cruelty thing. I saw photos from that, and it's just cruel. I know some breeds of dog have underlying natural dangerous instincts that can come out or may become mean in old age, but in most situations a pet is usually only cruel or dangerous because someone made them that way. I'm no PETA activist, but animal cruelty is just wrong!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Yes, it certainly is wrong, Dask, but there are many sick people out there who don't care for animals. They should never take their hatred to this level though.
@Dask1221 (160)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Oh, I completely agree! It's disgusting to know there are people out there who would do such things.
@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
3 Nov 07
wow, they have it on the news there. here in south africa, we have to deal with dog poisening every month. its sickening. we lost 14 dogs in 5 years. crime is a passtime here.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Crime should never be taken so lightly, Zorrogirl. They need to toughen the laws against such terrible crimes in your country.
@Zorrogirl (1503)
• South Africa
4 Nov 07
i am not taking it lightly. we are almost near panic here. try 1 million white people against 30million agressive other races who believe they deserve what you worked for. their government will never help. and prison here is great. you get private rooms, tv, great meals prepared by dieticians, you get to vote and study for free.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Yes, anti-freeze is very sweet tasting to dogs and very dangerous. I hope they catch the guy..
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I really believe they have the right guy, carmelanirel.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
5 Nov 07
There are some really disturbed people around. The amount of animal cruelty around really disallusions me about these people. Are these people mentally ill or just wicked and twisted and with no conscience?
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I do believe there are more disturbed people walking around than we would care to know about, Ms Tickle. Some are mentally ill, but others are just plain cruel.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
4 Nov 07
what a sick person and i hope this person pays for all the harm and sickness he has done,those poor innocent animals dont deserve this kind of cruelity,they dont know better what they are licking and its so sad because the sick person that done this does know.poor animals now a days are getting treated so cruel by all these sick people,they need to be punished severly i feel.animals deserve to be loved and treated like us not harmed by any means.i hope the picture on the video gets this guy.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Nov 07
The police were able to capture him thanks to the video, 3lilangels. I hope he will get the maximum sentence for his crimes.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
4 Nov 07
I couldn't agree with you more. Those people are sick human beings, and in my opinion, are just one step away from murdering a person.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Those kinds of people have no respect for any life, bonbon. If they are so cruel to an animal, I wouldn't be surprised at anything they did.
• United States
4 Nov 07
I hope that this idiot is caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law! I cannot stand people who abuse animals. There is absolutely no excuse for that. I'm so glad that my pet stays inside while I'm gone because who knows what goes on while I'm gone at work.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Nov 07
If I did own a pet, sopranosfan, I would also have to keep them inside because I would be fearful that something like this might happen to them.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
3 Nov 07
yes and it doesn't even kill the animal it just causes severe brain damage. It has to be some one that is mentally ill as no normal person would do this. If an animal is bothering you you speak to its owner not poison the animal. sick people in this world, no kidding
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I am happy to say they caught the guy, RobinJ, and he won't be poisoning more pets for a very long time.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Ugh, what a horrible thing to do. I have a weak spot for my pets, and I'd probably beat the hell out of anyone I catch trying to hurt them. While I'm sure you already are aware of this, I would suggest that if you or someone you know has pets, bring them inside and don't let them out without supervision. You might want to keep a very vigilant eye on your yard, too, to make sure no suspicious animal treats or toys are there. It's better to be safe than sorry, you know?
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I don't have any pets, Latrivia, as much as I would like to. I'm just happy that they caught the guy who was doing these terrible things.
@ehans2 (309)
• United States
3 Nov 07
no crap i hope he gets caught soon to. i cant beleave that people can be that cruel. they would not like it if someone poisin some one he cared for
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Many people are just cruel and heartless, ehans, without regard for anyone or anything.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
3 Nov 07
I hope they catch him very soon and I hope that they lock him for a long time to It is just terrible how People can do this I really don't know what the joy is on killing be it a Human or an Animal
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Nov 07
The world has deteriorated into a place filled with sick people who relish the pain and suffering they can inflict upon others-human and animals.
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
3 Nov 07
Hello! What a sick doing it is. I hope they'll catch him and punished big time, put into jail for good. Why would he do such thing? Does he have any hatred towards animals? Psycho! News like this makes me wonder what's happening to our world....it seems like sick minded people are growing in numbers..hahay...life. Have a great weekend. *smile* ciao! c",)
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Yes, fab, this person is really sick and needs to be taken off the streets as soon as possible.
@anniepa (27275)
• United States
3 Nov 07
I sure hope they catch that rotten jerk and give him the punishment he deserves. My daughter's one cat was poisoned this way a few years ago and the vet said it's one of the worse possible deaths there is. The sad thing is this guy thought her cat was ripping up his garden and at the time this allegedly took place the cat was being boarded while we were on vacation. Unfortunately there was nothing we could do about it because there wasn't enough proof, just our suspicions to start with then a neighbor who the guy had told he was going to do it. Annie
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Nov 07
Well, they have this sicko on video tape, anniepa. Let's all pray that they catch him soon.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
20 Nov 07
People that kill animals are very sick indeed. Hopefully, he will be caught soon and punished.
• United States
20 Nov 07
Ooo that is scary... where do you live??? I hope it isn't anywhere around here, since I lost two of my cherished kitties a few months ago!!