Getting Rowdy: N.C. Officer Traps and Shoots Neighbor’s Five Month Kitten . . . Seeks To Be Reinstated as Police Officer

Former Trooper Shawn C. Houston is seeking reinstatement in his job after he trapped Rowdy, his neighbor’s cat and then shot it.
Houston, 39, has been charged with two misdemeanors for cruelty to animals and injury to real property.

Houston was reportedly upset that an animal was climbing on cars parked at this home

The court filing says Houston was bothered by something climbing on vehicles parked at his home in North Carolina and that the “unknown animal” jumped out at him one night. He says that he was trying to protect his young sons when he caught the five-month-old kitten a baited steel trap and killed it.

The owner Andrea Evans said the kitten was a birthday present to her son. When she learned of Houston’s actions, she complained to the police but she was told that they would not do anything. She then went to the county magistrate, who issued a criminal summons against the trooper on the two misdemeanor charges. She insisted that Houston’s sons played with Rowdy and that she does not believe the story of an attack by an unknown animal. She also says that Houston has never apologized to her family.

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21 thoughts on “Getting Rowdy: N.C. Officer Traps and Shoots Neighbor’s Five Month Kitten . . . Seeks To Be Reinstated as Police Officer

  1. […] There would be no one to fuel gang crime with drug prohibition. There would be no one to arrest those damn do-gooders trying to feed the homeless. There would be no one to loot and destroy stores under the protection of the law, just to steal cigarettes and candy for themselves. Without police, rape would decrease. Without police, there would be no one to harass and arrest random people (with a tendency toward minorities) for a plant that was decriminalized 30 years ago. Without police, who would dress in all black, kick down doors in the middle of the night, and murder your grandfather? Above all, and most importantly, without police, who would perform the indispensable task of shooting caged kittens? […]

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