Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dumb Bitch Charged with Animal Cruelty for Selling Goth Kittens

A piece of good news to start the day.

Holly Crawford Charged with Animal Cruelty for Selling Goth Kittens
By Pete Kotz in Animal Cruelty, bizarre

​UPDATE: Holly Crawford, the Pennsylvania woman who tried to make money on the internet selling Goth kittens, was convicted on one count of animal cruelty. According to experts, her feline fashion ideas caused the cats excruciating pain. See update after the jump...

Holly Crawford's "gothic kittens" came equipped with such fabulous features as pierced ears and submission rings implanted into the napes of their necks. ​Holly Crawford is either 16 steps out of fashion, or she's just another money-grubber. Take your pick. Last year, she found a stray cat and decided it would be wise to pierce its ears and neck. Then she got the bright idea to sell her animals online.

So the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania woman began marketing "gothic kittens" over the internet for hundreds of dollars a pop. They came equipped with such fabulous features as pierced ears and submission rings implanted into the napes of their necks. Why a 35-year-old woman was into goth, we can't tell you. But we can say that PETA caught wind of her advertisements and sent word to Luzerne County animal rescue people. Her home was subsequently raided and she was charged with animal cruelty.

PETA, quite naturally, calls Crawford's methods "barbaric." But she says she took the same precautions with piercing that she would with a human. And since she's a dog groomer by trade, she had no intention of ever hurting the animals. She's pleaded innocent and is expected discover her fate this week. So what do you think, dear reader? Is this cruelty, or just some innocent -- albeit weird -- American money grubbing?

UPDATE: Holly Crawford is convicted on one count of animal cruelty for giving kittens piercings.

As it turns out, what might be a little harmless pain to a human is wickedly excruciating for a kitten. As one veterinarian testified, the kittens suffered horribly.
Cropping a cat's tail leaves it in vicious pain for more than a week, and investigators found that Crawford's cats had infections. The needle used to pierce their ears was also five times what a vet would use for a cat that size. Pierced ears also mess with a cat's hearing. One tried so hard to get rid of its earring that it ripped its own ear.

Worst of all, the submission rings inserted in the napes of their necks just happened to be in the midst of a bundle of nerves. In short, if you wanted to get Medieval on a cat, this was the way to do it.

Crawford was convicted on one count and found innocent on two others. She won't be sentenced until March, but the prosecutor's office is seeking a year to 18 months in the slam.

[I hope the dumb bitch gets all 18.]


mrs. miss alaineus said...

wtf was she thinking....goth isn't even cool on people much less cats. . . .


Heather said...

welcome to Pa, the place I call home, People are idiots !!
and Hello dear it's been awail

Indigo said...

I hope she gets all 18. She deserves far more. How could she not see the kittens were in pain. Cats are very vocal when it comes to something that hurts them. If anyone offered to buy the kittens, I think they should get the same sentence. (Hugs)Indigo

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Hey Heather! Great to hear from you. PA is were Daddums is from, too.

Love you.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

As usual, I am with you love.

Wildernesschic said...

Cruelty to animals should get the death sentence .. sorry but that is how I feel xx

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I agree with you totally. If a person can't be nice to an animal, they sure as hell can't be good to their fellow humans. That woman is a pox.

Love, SB.

Mr.Mischief said...

gaah-dumbass ought to get charged for the pain she caused to each of the cats nine lives..

Just.Kate said...

What the fuck. WHAT THE FUCK. Ignorance I can understand, but after piercing the poor bastards I'm sure it was OBVIOUS they were in terrible pain.

What an awful person.

Jennifer Rains said...

Unfortunately this story is close to home, literally...Like Heather above, I took hale from the lovely state of PA, which I believe harbors, in certain areas, a large percentage of coal dust in people's skulls, making their gray matter even a bit more dark and peculiar. This woman with the cats deserves what she gets. Interesting you found this story SB. I was thinking of sending it to you!

Coming off the blog-cation. Hope to hear from you soon.

Love ya,