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Jun 12, 2013 2:34 PM

Humane Officer Accused of Shooting 5 Feral Kittens

OHIO - Animal lovers in Ohio are calling for the firing of a Humane Officer accused of shooting 5 kittens in someone's backyard because the shelter was too full to take care of them.

Ohio SPCA Director Noah Turner says the officer "discharged his weapon five times until these kittens died, it was absolutely horrifying." "It's beyond shameful for the city (North Ridgewood) to tolerate this."

The wild kittens lived in a wood pile and were shot Monday while some neighbor kids looked on.

The mayor's office withheld comment until the law director could review procedure regarding the removal of wild cats.

The person in the eye of the storm is one of two part-time humane officers who is a retired sergeant from the city's police department.

He apparently tried to offer words of comfort before he pulled the trigger. According to the SPCA Director the officer said "the shelters were full and these cats would be going to kitty heaven."

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