Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cat Shot in Polk County Florida

In a news item you don't see every day, but one which tells the same old story of gun owners who are unfit to safely manage their weapons.  A woman in central Florida shot a cat to death in self defense.
Authorities are charging a woman with shooting a neighborhood cat to death after it attacked her, her pit bull and her sister.

Lakeland Police say 52-year-old Polly Boykin was charged Thursday with animal cruelty and discharging a firearm in public.

Police say a cat named Skeeter, which was owned by Boykin's neighbor, chased the dog, scratched the sister and attacked Boykin. Boykin told the Lakeland Ledger that she shot Skeeter with her .32-caliber revolver for protection. 

Boykin says her hand is infected because of the cat. She told the newspaper that she will fight the charges.
Of course she'll fight the charges, and she'll win too. In Florida they respect a person's Constitutionally-protected, God-given, natural human right to own and use guns.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. I find it hard to believe that Skitter the Cat would chase anyone. Cats usually run away from conflict. I am sure there is more to the story like a possible conflict between the humans in question.

  2. I'd be curious if the cat was rabid or feral (wild). I would also be curious about what Principe had to say.