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Man allegedly shoots neighbor's cat, then throws it back

April 24th, 2014 3:00 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Man allegedly shoots neighbor's cat, then throws it back

A Bluff City woman called police to report that her cat had accidentally been let out of her home, at which point a neighbor shot it in the head, "in front of her children." The shooter admitted to killing the animal, due to it "stalking his brother's chickens." He said that when she asked for the cat back he handed it to her over the fence. She claimed that he, "threw it at her." An officer advised the woman that livestock owners have the right to defend their animals, adding that she could pursue private prosecution if she wished to do so.

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