Neighbor shot the cat ‘because it looked at him like he owned the place’

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An Ormond Beach, Florida man may face animal cruelty charges after shooting and paralyzing a neighbor’s cat “because it looked at him like he owned the place.” The man claimed he shot the cat because it was defecating in his yard, and he simply wanted the animal out of there.

According to Click Orlando, the cat belonged to Hung Nguyen, 60, who lives at the Pinewood Trailer Park. Other residents there are now mourning the death of the cat saying it was the “most saddest thing to see a little animal, literally tears running down its face.” Neighbor Heidi Hatheway pulled the mortally injured cat out from underneath the trailer; the cat was later euthanized.

Still unidentified by authorities to media, the 69-year-old man admitted he shot the cat, but it was a poor judgment call, even though he said “it looked at him like he owned the place” before relieving himself on his property. “….All I wanted to do was get it out in front of my walkway, stop pooping. For the flies and the smell is just horrendous,” he stated. The man stated he had no idea the cat belonged to someone and admitted to shooting at cats in the past, but had always missed. The elderly man has several health issues and is afraid if he gets arrested, his disability benefits will stop, and he will become homeless.  Neighbors, however question if the man is such a poor shot, could it be a resident who is killed next?

An investigation is underway, and it will be the decision of the state attorney general as to whether there is sufficient evidence to charge the man with felony animal cruelty.

Rest in peace little kitty. We are sorry humans failed you. (Photo of neighbor who shot the cat because it looked at him screenshot Click Orlando)

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13 replies
  1. rieann says:

    old piece of shit he needs to be charged and go to jail 69 who cares he was able to kill an animal he is able to go to jail

  2. maxiemom says:

    So he’s 69, claims he’s shot at other cats but missed because he’s a poor shot and we shot believe him because he hit this one? STUPID ASS, I wish they could fry your vile, nasty, hateful old ass! I don’t give a damn if you lose your benefits and end up out in the streets: you should have thought of that BEFORE you killed your neighbor’s cat! Nor do I believe for a second you didn’t know the cat belonged to your neighbor. You knew, and are evil enough not to care. You belong in prison, and I hope you rot there.

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    Poor old man? Sorry, I don’t feel the least bit sorry for him. He had no business shooting at that poor cat and I’m with the neighbors, which one of them will be next. Get the gun away from him, and don’t worry about your disability, the prison you end up in will take very good care of you!

  4. Sherry says:

    Who the heck cares is this monster loses his benefits . He doesn’t deserve any benefits. What a loser. Humanity, where is it? Sorry cat for the tears running down your face and your pain. Rest peacefully now.

  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    This idiot deserves to lose his disability, get arrested and end up homeless – what a waste – I have zero empathy for ANYONE who hurts animals – and he is a prime example of a waste of flesh and blood.

  6. rosiekat says:

    What a beautiful cat. So sorry you had to come in contact with such a monster. Throw the book at him! He is unsafe to be out on the streets!


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