Will somebody help me find this shooter?

Norwalk woman angry about cat being shot.
Jun 12, 2014


(EDITOR'S NOTE: Erma Ross, who lives at 98 N. Pleasant St., Norwalk, wrote the following letter to the editor. A story about this incident can be read HERE.)

To you, the cat hater who targeted and shot my pet family member, Hungry, May 8 on my property, there is a reward out on you, if anyone can give information to arrest and prosecute you. You have cost me more than $2,400 in pet bills; I have no pet insurance, but I still can get you prosecuted.

This is what you have done to my pet cat -- you shattered her right leg. We could not stabilize her leg to save it. There was not enough leg left to pin it together with rods inside and out. She had surgery in Cleveland May 16. May 30 was my day of hope when I saw hope that she would survive this. She wouldn't drink water, she wouldn't eat. She was dying. I took her back to Mapleview Hospital May 21 for fluids, May 23 -- fluids, May 25 -- fluids, vitamin B shot to encourage her to eat.

You took her sweet personality. She was so traumatized, depressed, angry and growling in pain. She was put in a 72-hour pain SR shot to survive this and extra pain medication. Then the pain medication affected her appetite.

After extensive X-rays, consultations, Mapleview Hospital doctors, visits to Animal Emergency Clinic in Cleveland, her leg was amputated May 16. You don't put down an animal if there's a chance for her. You caused her leg to "explode."

My girl was in a "war zone" at 98 N. Pleasant St. Her safe area. My fenced-in back yard was invaded. This situation is depressing to the whole family, stressing and overwhelming.

To you, the shooter, punk kid or adult, I hope you have nightmares of what you have done. I still have nightmares.

People, beware: There is a shooter in town.

We may not prosecute you today or tomorrow, but God will.

It is a silver coned bullet, shot from an air gas-powered pellet gun. With enough pressure behind the hit, it can kill. Again I ask, why don't these weapons have to be registered?

Hungry and I want to thank all at Mapleview Animal Hospital, Norwalk, for their endless hours of concern, compassion, professional, wonderful caring of my girl.

I want to thank you, Dr. Anson and staff, at Animal Emergency Clinic, West Brookpark, for their care and concern for Hungry. And God and friends. Hungry was put on a prayer chain.

If anyone wants to contribute to Hungry's medical bills and/or to the reward to arrest and prosecute the person who shot my pet, I'm not too proud to ask. I'm still looking over my shoulder to walk in my fenced-in back yard.

I want Dick Goddard to know of Hungry's story. Is there a Cleveland animal protective league that can help me out?





"If anyone wants to contribute to Hungry's medical bills and/or to the reward to arrest and prosecute the person who shot my pet, I'm not too proud to ask. I'm still looking over my shoulder to walk in my fenced-in back yard."



Who cares to bad the cats still alive


You two are rude. This is so sad. Obviously I am an animal lover & hope they catch who did this. It is a known fact that people who hurt animals will move on to do the same to people. Hopefully SUPERMAN & tadpole are not the next two in the sights of this persons gun, then it won't be so funny. Prayers for Hungry & her family.




Benedict, you need to feel compassion for those who have never experienced the love and devotion of a furry, four-legged companion.


I have love and devotion for a 4 legged companion. I buy it a license (by law), I keep it in the house, I keep it on a leash, and when it goes outside it is under my control at ALL TIMES (by law). When cats are controlled by law like dogs maybe things like this will stop happening. Or when owners of cats start to love their furry creatures as much maybe they will start and Keep them in the house or on a leash! I know she states it was in the backyard when it was shot. BUT was it on a leash? Has this cat ever left the yard? Does it roam when it is out? There is no biological or animalistic need for a cat to be outside or roam unleashed.


People should be able to feel safe ON THEIR OWN PROPERTY.


Oh make that you three, you also justlisten.


I've never liked cats nasty foul wastes. They are gross animals that dig threw garbage and roam towns. I highly doubt "hungry" now referred to as "gimpy" didn't have this coming. I'm glad to see theres 2 other people fed up with animals that have no boundaries. Dog,cat,coon I don't care get in my trash and next weeks trash will have antifreeze pour all threw it.




Maybe you should go get a G.E.D. and learn english.


Sounds as though you're the shooter, or have hurt other animals before. do you realize how crazy you sound... what are ya gonna shoot a kid next who doesn't have boundaries?

The cat was in his own yard.

If this would have been a little kid who was shot there'd be holy hell raised, whether or not the kid was roaming around or not.

I'm all for controlling the over - population but Christ, dude, you sound like a serial killer.


And not having pet insurance sounds like a personal problem, if your cat such a big deal to you take care of it yourself. I'm tired of the elderly wanting handouts all the time. The self entitlement with the "greatest" generation makes me want to puke have some pride and pay your bills. I wouldn't have spent money I didn't have on a cat? My tax money will pay for it threw social security is that not enough? Its not like I'll ever see a red cent when I'm 65.

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I think you read her letter wrong.

I hope the person gets caught. How sad an individual must be, to go to someone else's property to shoot a cat for no reason at all. That person needs professional help soon.


"through", not "threw", you sound like an idiot.


Who said this cat got into anyone's trash. Like I said people who do things like this will move on to people next, you could be their next target practice.


This is one of the saddest stories EVER! Now hungrys boyfriend will probably dump her because she's a nub. I think you should take Hungry to Kalahari or at least out to dinner to make her feel better, you know....since she's human. She might want to watch Chippendales to take her mind off the pain. Awwwww

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eat my shorts

SUPERMAN - wow, I can't believe how funny and cool you are! HAHAHAHA


Thanks! I am pretty frickin sweet!!! hahahahaahahahahahahahahaahahahahahaaahahahahahahaaahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahah

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Long Duck Dong

How much is the reward?


justlisten wow you use the word threw the wrong way enough so people have no trouble seeing what a dumbaz you are


It aggravates me when people ask for hand outs to pay for their pet's medical bills. If you want to spend $2400 on a cat that's your business, but to solicit for donations is really tacky.

Plus...again, this isn't really news.


It's also annoying when people ask for help to feed and clothe and provide for their kids when they keep having them.

I doubt if anyone will admit to shooting the cat, if ever.

Have yard sale to raise money.


...why is it, few topics conjure up more a$$9 comments than cats catching the brunt in bad situations ...yo, if you're not too busy pulling the wings off of flys, you should contemplate why your brains could quite possibly be thicker than whale omelettes
...as for me? I'm pulling for the cat on this one...

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Am I missing something? This lady never stated she couldn't pay or didn't have the means to pay for the vet bill. Heck, she's even offering a huge reward. She only asks if people want to contribute, that they can.

Animal lovers are some of the nicest people. I take it, not too many animal lovers on here.

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eat my shorts

whattheBucks - I actually feel sorry for you... being such a heartless p.o.s... I just don't understand how you and some of the other posters can get yourselves off by making fun of an old lady who loves her cat. Didn't you ever have a pet when you were a child? I'll bet you had a dog, and probably balled your eyes out for days when it died. I suggest you occupy your time in some other way than picking on the elderly. As for the reflector, it's disgusting when you post these kinds of stories because you know darn well it will attract all the stupid a$$ comments and draw attention. I really like how this story was posted by "ANONYMOUS". Why are you people afraid to put your name in front of it?


...well said, tho the story probably was posted at pet owners request
...that you can feel sorry for some of these commentors is to your credit - wish I could say the same...