Animal abuse should be a felony


Regarding “Question of the week: Misdemeanor or felony for animal abuse cases?”

One young man said it depends on how extreme the case is. A woman said it depends on the severity of what the person did. What’s wrong with these two people? Abuse is abuse. It’s obvious that they do not have pets. Any person who abuses an animal, whether it be a dog, a cat, a squirrel, a horse, etc., is a monster and is sick. These poor animals cannot defend themselves. As I’m writing this, I’m looking at my cat and wondering how anyone could throw a poor defenseless animal into a wall or out a window, or beat it to death.

I found my cat out at Mosquito Lake in the middle of winter. There was about a foot of snow on the ground and it was snowing at the time. I picked her up and brought her home. I spent a lot of money getting her healthy again but it was well worth it. She thanks me every day for rescuing her.

The penalty for animal abuse definitely should be increased to a felony charge.

Marry Ann DiBiccaro