There’s a lot to absorb from this Missoulian article about a bad local man who either stomped on or threw his recently adopted kitten before attempting to flush it down the toilet (he had also shaved its head at some point), but this quote from Animal Control Officer Judy Vernier is what jumped out at me:
“They asked us years ago if we wanted to carry guns, and I turned it down. It’d just be too tempting.”
The alleged perpetrator could be charged with “felony aggravated animal cruelty,” which I assume could result in jail time. I hope it does, if only to provide the appropriate venue for a conversation between him and some kitten-loving biker that starts like this:
“So, what are you in for?”
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