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Man shooting at stray cat badly hurts neighbor

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 17, 2012 at 8:02 a.m.

— A man in Logan County was left in critical condition after he was struck by a gunshot fired by a neighbor who was trying to shoot a stray cat.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Terry Osburn was sitting on his porch in the Prairie View community on Tuesday when the gunshot struck him in the face.

The Southwest Times Record reports that a 58-year-old neighbor was several hundred feet away and took aim at a stray cat with a .38-caliber handgun.

The neighbor’s name wasn’t released but deputies say he was arrested for suspicion of second-degree battery.

The sheriff’s department says the men hadn’t been arguing and that the shooting appears to have been accidental.

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ToTheLeft says... May 17, 2012 at 8:18 a.m.

Shouldn't be shooting at cats anyway, the jerk.

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Felina says... May 17, 2012 at 8:47 a.m.

Why not give the shooter's name? Why is he not being charged with felony animal cruelty?

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NONSHEEPLE says... May 17, 2012 at 9:10 a.m.

It's not ilegal to shoot stray cats or dogs ESPECIALLY when our country animal control wont come get them unless a kid gets attacked first. That guy needs to attend a class on gun safety at the very least.
As for taking life I don't ever consider it a sport BUT sometimes needed...

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HawgFan says... May 17, 2012 at 9:20 a.m.

All cats should be put down. Period.

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LevyRat says... May 17, 2012 at 9:23 a.m.

Everyone knows you shoot cats with a shotgun not a 38 ....

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Felina says... May 17, 2012 at 9:36 a.m.

May the fleas of a thousand rats infest the nether regions of those who would harm a cat!

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HawgFan says... May 17, 2012 at 9:51 a.m.

Felina... How can NOT shooting a cat, but shooting your neighbor in the face be considered felony animal cruelty?? Apparently the cat wasn't hurt at all.

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Felina says... May 17, 2012 at 10:06 a.m.

Duh! Its called Conspiracy to commit attempted felony capital kitteh cruelty! Stupid hoomin!

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NONSHEEPLE says... May 17, 2012 at 10:46 a.m.

That was pretty funny.... I prefer .22cal when ending the suffering or proliferation of strays...

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HawgFan says... May 17, 2012 at 10:53 a.m.

"Conspiracy to commit attempted felony capital kitteh cruelty"... Really??? And I'M the 'Stupid hoomin'??? You're funny.

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