I was becoming convinced that stupid people just tend to naturally gravitate towards dogs, but it seems they own cats as well.
Kitten Left in Trunk of Car at Mall
An alert patron called police after hearing a kitten meowing from the trunk of a car in the Mayfair Mall parking lot, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, at 3:48 p.m. Saturday.
According to police:
The man said he was worried about the cat’s safety due to the hot and humid weather. He told police he was appalled that someone would neglectfully leave an animal locked in a vehicle.
About 45 minutes after the officer’s arrival, the vehicle’s owner and a man returned to the vehicle and confirmed that there was a new kitten in the trunk.
A litter box, food bowl and water dish also were in the trunk.
The 20-year-old owner of the kitten intended to leave it in the trunk until after 5 p.m., when her work day was completed, because she could not bring the kitten into the mall.
The 45-year-old man told police that he had bought the kitten for her earlier in the day and thought leaving it in the trunk was acceptable.
The man was irate and demanded the officer show him which law he broke.
The officer informed them the incident would be reviewed by the city attorney for possible animal neglect charges.
I love that part – “The man was irate“. I can just picture the ranting that took place:
“Why can’t I leave a tiny kitten in a car? Cats like warm places, right? And what’s warmer than a car trunk on a sweltering July day?”
God, that’s why I could never be a cop – I’d just be ‘accidentally’ tasering people like that all of the time.
“Hey, what’s wrong with leaving my seven dogs locked in my car? I left the windows ro… ”
“Officer, did you just taser the crap out of that woman mid sentence?”
“Yeah, so? People like being tasered, don’t they? And look, I left her a bottle of water.”
God, I wish summer would end soon, just so I can stop reading about dead dogs in cars.