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PD: Cat Euthanized After Shot by Pellet Gun; Shooter Unknown

A roundup of recent activity from the police blotter also includes a stolen fish fry sign and a caller concerned about people on the breakwall during potentially dangerous weather.

Condolences go out to the owner of this four-legged furball.

The Port Washington resident reported at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 that his cat had been shot by someone using a pellet gun while the animal was roaming outside his South High Street resident. 

The owner did not know who was responsible for the shooting, and the cat had to be euthanized because of its injuries.

More from the reports:

  • A thieving entrepreneur? Port Washington police responded to St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 12:57 p.m. Oct. 28 after a call about a stolen sign. The blue and white fish fry sign on the property along the east side of Wisconsin/Franklin at the top of the church hill was missing.
  • Danger, danger: Police received a call about four people on the breakwall at 5:44 p.m. Oct. 30 and the caller was concerned for their wellbeing due to the weather. Police responded to the area and found numerous people at the breakwall watching the waves, which at that "point of the day were no bigger than they normally were during any other windy day," the report said. But it's better safe than sorry — and, in fact, a water safety committee in Port Washington is curently tackling breakwall and beach safety issues.
Cari kUehmichel November 08, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Hmm...my cat was shot with a pellet gun the first day of summer and had to be euthanized to the tune of $300. Then about a month ago my other cat was shot with the same pellet gun but we noticed it immediately and she survived after $480 of medical care. I have come to suspect with quite certainty that it was my neighbor. He has already known to have fired his pellet gun in my subdivision at wild animals that he considers a nuisance. How is this ok, firing a gun at an innocent animal in a residential area. Only i got the police to my house because i had talked about it on facebook, but no tickets or warnings given to the guy shooting a gun where children live. This is stupid...but for me it is par for the course here in port
Lyssa Beyer (Editor) November 08, 2012 at 03:13 AM
I am so sorry to hear this, Cari! Do you live near South High Street, too?
Cari kUehmichel November 08, 2012 at 03:54 AM
No i live on the north side. Its scary though that people are out there firing weapons in a residential community
annette schumacher November 08, 2012 at 03:40 PM
no cat or dog would be shot if they were on a chain , and that is the law if your cat was shot that means it was not in the house or on a chain cats should not wander all nite long and get in to peoples garages and yards ,there are laws and you must abide by them!!! no one can blame people for this action if you don't abide by laws keep your cats and dogs in your yard then no one can complain and accuse of someone shooting your cat!!!!!
Amitiel November 08, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Because it is not legal to allow a cat to roam doesn't make it right or correct to shoot the cat. sick people. two wrongs don't make you right annette. poor cat. this just sucks that people are like this and defend a shooter of innocent animals. he should get a hunting license and go hunt or join the military and go to war. Now that would make sense if he has the urge to kill. Guns in residential areas should deserve tickets. Period. What are those laws? We know the leash law. What are the gun laws?
sms1022 November 09, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I think it's important to mention that you should not accuse others of something. You may have no solid proof that they have done anything wrong. I too have had someone's cat laying on my patio, leaving thier messes in my flower beds and chasing birds out of my bird bath - which by the way, the cats weight tipped the top of the bath off its stand and it broke. NICE. Responsible pet owners will keep their cats and dogs leased when outside. Especially when living in a residential neighborhood. Or, would you like my dog in your yard? I'm sure you wouldn't like the mess left in your yard. I do not condone shooting peoples pets. However, there are feral cats. Perhaps that was what someone thought it was.
gsw November 09, 2012 at 06:08 PM
As a pet/cat lover I am sorry for your loss, I also am a bird lover and I keep my cat inside if I take it in the yard it is with me or a family member...if you let your pet roam what happens to it is your fault. Also, as a veteran, to equate someone shooting a cat to going to war is not only ignorant but an insult to all veterans urge to kill?? Thats just plain stupid.
avh November 09, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Listen....I live in this neighborhood and find it very hard to believe this happened however I have a very small dog and this cat that we are referring to was always in my yard and leaving its mess behind. Not only that my dog would get very upset and bark at the cat. I don't know why you can't buy an electric fence for a cat considering this cat is bigger than my dog and I had purchased an electric fence before I bought the dog so terrible things wouldn't happen like this to my dog. To me it just seems like common sense would tell you to keep your pets in your yard or house. Sorry it came to this tho.

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