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A Tampa Bay area woman has been convicted of beating two kittens with a metal baseball bat and encouraging her son to join in.
A Hernando County jury found 25-year-old Wilana Frazier guilty Thursday of two counts of animal cruelty and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Her sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 2.
Prosecutors say Frazier was at a park with her two sons in June 2011 when she hit one kitten with a bat and then encouraged her 8-year-old son to beat another kitten. One kitten was found dead in a trash can. The other survived for two months but eventually had to be euthanized because of its injuries.
Frazier's attorney argued that testimony from witnesses, who were all children, was not reliable.
The above article was on the news here in Tampa the other day.
I have counted & identified 10 kittens & 4 adults in my yard. The thought of someone beating them to death with a baseball bat is appalling! They are such a joy to watch scamper around & play. So far I have been unable to find a neuter & release program in the area that I live. While I believe that people should keep their pets indoors & care for them, I just can't bring myself to call animal control on them to have them taken away & killed. I believe they are owned by an elderly woman across the street who is in the hospital, but alows them to roam un-neutered.
Beating a kitten to death with a baseball bat is just sick!