4 Kittens Found in Freezer & Man Says He Was Giving Them a 'Time Out'

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kittensPeople who abuse animals when they don't feel like caring for them really do deserve to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, like a Florida man who was arrested for putting four kittens in plastic bags in his freezer. Even if you're not a cat person, just hearing that should make you cringe if you've got half a heart. IN THE FREEZER. ALIVE. I can't even imagine what kind of person would do this.

Rodney Jon Blanchard was arrested and faces four felony charges of cruelty to animals and one charge of simple battery. The 6-week-old kittens were found by his friend, Eva Mulder, who Blanchard had asked to fetch him a beer from the freezer. Instead of beer, she found the kittens, sealed in plastic bags. When he wouldn't let her take them out, she left and called the police. "They were in the zip-lock bags and they were closed," she told the local news. "Yeah, he was trying to kill them."

Why would anyone try to kill animals by freezing them to death in plastic bags? How could you take a tiny kitten, zip it in the bag, and then close the door, knowing the kitten would suffer and that you'd come back to a dead kitten? It's horrifying and disgusting and shows such a depraved indifference for life that it makes me wonder what else he's capable of.

A spokesperson for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said he made a statement "to the effect of 'I don't know what I was thinking.'" And when the deputy kept asking why he'd done it, he said he "put the kittens in time out." Time out? For real? That's absolutely absurd. In plastic bags in a freezer is not a "time out." It's seriously messed up. He's being held on $8,500 bond, which is hopefully enough to keep him locked up long enough to really think about what he's done.

To make the entire story even weirder, Blanchard had been left in charge of the kittens because their owners, his son and a roommate, were in jail after a bizarro love-triangle gone wrong. They had been arrested for shooting Blanchard's son's would-be lover and her boyfriend. It seems like the whole family's decision-making skills are excellent. Not.

What do you think should happen to people who are cruel to animals?

 

Image via crsan - christianholmer.com/Flickr

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Shandi80 Shandi80

This really makes my blood boil. This man should never be allowed to be around any animals. He is obviously not worthy of their uncondtional love. And KITTENS?! Baby kittens who are completely defenseless. So are they alive? I'm sorry for the erratic writing, but this seriously makes me so upset.

Ann Courtney

If this man gets no jail time then there is something seriously wrong. He was trying to kill those kittens and he deserves fine, jail and more.

Ann Courtney

If this man gets no jail time then there is something seriously wrong. He was trying to kill those kittens and he deserves fine, jail and more.

Trina... Trina.mhmm

3 of the 4 survived :(

ruby_... ruby_jewel_04

Someone should stick him in a plastic bag in a chest freezer. See how he likes it. Asshole. 

DebaLa DebaLa

Step 1 to becoming a serial murderer, or at least a batterer. Let's check in 5 years from now and see who goes missing around him.

CPN322 CPN322

Good lord even people that don't like cats like kittens!! He is very, very sick and I don't have anything else to say on here that I want others to see.


Trina.mhmm - I'm assuming the sad face is for the poor lil one that didn't survive :( so glad the other 3 did!!!

Lovex23 Lovex23

This is heartbreaking I can just imagine their little cries :( this man murdered and attempter to murder. He should get charged as if these were humans. I'm not even a cat person. I'm allergic and most cats annoy me but these are living breathing animals that feel. To subject defenseless kittens to that kind of cruelty just shows the character of this man. He's sick and needs to be put away!

Angie... AngieHayes

People do lots of horrible things to animals, like eat them.

nonmember avatar alycia

This was blocks from my home! The whole family is deranged! The night before his son was arrested for attempted murder for shooting at people in their community! Sicko! We are trying to adopt one of the furbabies :-)

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