Last Monday, after a woman called police and complained about cats living in a nearby woodpile, Bob Accorti, the Humane Officer for the North Ridgeville, Ohio Police Department showed up. Officer Accorti listened as the woman explained the problem and then got a gun out of his truck and telling the woman the animal shelters were full and the kittens would be going to “kitty heaven”. He then shot all five of the 8-10 week old kittens in plain view of the family.
Apparently there was some public backlash:
The North Ridgeville Police Department said it was forced to take down its Facebook page for hours on Monday due to “overwhelming abuse.”
In response to a demand from the SPCA that Accorti be fired, Police Chief Mike Freeman released a statement clearing his department of any wrongdoing.
Presumably, the family didn’t own any dogs or I’m sure they would also be part of the story…