Man cuts tails off kittens with scissors after domestic dispute

In  Ocala, Florida the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man for cutting the tails off four-week-old kittens with a pair of garden scissors during a domestic argument with the kittens’ owner.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, James Reid, 68, intentionally cut the tails off the kittens after he was explicitly told not to touch them. The owner of the kittens told authorities Reid had been in an argument with her husband where Reid volunteered. It was at that point that Reid grabbed the scissors and a bottle of iodine and told another volunteer he planned to cut the tails off the kittens because he wanted the owner to “look at those cats and think of him.”

Soon after, Reid exited the barn with the kittens’ tails in his hands.

Marion County Animal Control officers assisted in the investigation, and their veterinarians advised that this “tail docking” was done improperly due to the age of the kittens, the lack of anesthetic and the wound not being stitched to assist with the healing process. Reid has been charged with animal cruelty.

(Photo of man who cut kittens’ tails off via Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

Reid posted a $2,000 bond last night.

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16 replies
  1. Stephen Phillips says:

    Cut off this bastard’s DICK with DULL scissors – and NO IODINE!

    I volunteer… so he’ll think of ME, and those poor hapless kittens, each-and-every painful piss he ever takes!

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  2. Lisa Krause says:

    Grown old man who can’t control his emotions. Sadly, living beings have to endure the pain of an idiot who never grew up.

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  3. J. Martin says:

    Stephen Phillips!!! Agreed … Cut the bastard’s’ pecker off and his balls too. Only use pipe cutters (will be faster). Then use a nice hot branding iron on what remains

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  4. Cynthia Como says:

    Typical POS batterer….ALWAYS,ALWAYS harms those who are much weaker and smaller than themselves! Never do these scum’s of the earth harm or attack those who are their own size! I’m really hoping this case is being charged at the felony level!!! What a vile POS!!

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  5. Adrienne says:

    This scum must go to jail and have the inmates deal with him. He will regret the day he ever touched those kittens once they get through with him.

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  6. Barkley's Mom says:

    I always love a real “tough” guy who takes things out on defenseless animals. This POS deserves to rot in jail, I hope he does!

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