October 24, 2014

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Poll continues to favor dismissal, discipline of humane officer

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The shooting of kittens by one of the city’s humane officers continues to overwhelmingly elicit overwhelming calls for his dismissal or discipline.

Protesters applaud Monday as members of the Ohio SPCA walk into the North Ridgeville City Hall to attend a Council meeting in North Ridgeville.

Protesters applaud Monday as members
of the Ohio SPCA walk into the North Ridgeville City Hall to attend a Council meeting in North Ridgeville.

That is according to continuing responses to The Chronicle-Telegram’s unscientific straw poll received in the past two days that asked readers whether they felt Humane Officer Barry Accorti should be fired or disciplined for the June 10 incident.

Since a report Wednesday, 17 additional respondents have favored Accorti’s dismissal or discipline, while three supported his actions.

“Just another trigger-happy (expletive),” said one anonymous respondent. “Overpaid and under-educated.”

“I have no problem with euthanasia, but with discretion and dignity to God’s creatures,” said another.

A third poll-taker wrote: “Thank You City of North Ridgeville. I was shopping for a new home, but now after hearing about the quality of your city employees, you’re off my list.”

Of the 577 readers whose answers were tabulated for Wednesday’s story, 442 favored firing or discipline for Accorti, who shot the kittens when responding to a call to a Vista Lake Way home from a woman who said she wanted to be rid of a feral cat and its kittens that were living in a backyard woodpile.

About 135 supported Accorti.

One person who wrote anonymously said, “Baby animals can seem very cute and loveable … no one loved them until they found someone to blame for the situation, a cause to protest and a chance to get in on some publicity. We should have laws to control cats at large, not punishments for those trying to serve the public by doing their jobs.”

The same individual added that Accorti “was doing his job as he understood it and though possibly hasty in his response, was working within the stated rules.”

Contact Steve Fogarty at 329-7146 or sfogarty@chroniclet.com.


  • Brian_Reinhardt

    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has a list in their regulations regarding “nuisance” animals and how they are properly dealt with by a licensed trapper. According to ODNR regulations, only licensed trappers may dispatch those types of animals. Is his license up to date? Does he meet the additional licensing requirements? Being a “former cop” has no bearing on licensure requirements. Much in the same way being a former doctor does not qualify someone to be a nurse. Barry Accorti is no longer a “law enforcement” official in the city of North Ridgeville. He is a regular citizen like you and I with the title “Humane Officer” and needs to conduct himself in the same manner.

    Cats, especially ones photographed eating out of bowls on a person’s porch are not considered “nuisance” animals and are therefore not to be treated as such.

    • mj

      yea but everyone is putting up pics of their house cats. Of course a cared for family pet looks cuddle and warm. What did these little flea infested, disease caring mongrels look like? People always need something to complain about. The guy did his job. end of story. there are 1000 feral cats in ridge-tucky, five less wont make a dent.

      • Larry Crnobrnja

        First, the picture of our house cats is a shining example of how feral kittens can turn out. We rescued a family of eight (mother, two older kittens and five newborns), found a family for one (the twin of our short-haired), kept two and took the remaining five to a no-kill.

        Second, firing a deadly weapon in public when there is no threat of imminent danger is a stupid thing to do and puts others in harms way.

        It’s about killing kittens, how he did it and the ridiculous responses from his boss and the mayor.

      • KuroNeko

        They looked like the other house cats, since the only picture of them is of them around a food bowl by the neighbor’s house.

      • Debbie Zsigray

        It is not the END OFSTORY AS YOU PUT IT. Feral Cats at one time someone pet and has been left alone to whatever it takes to find food, water and a place to stay when the weather is cold or it is raining and when it is so hot outside. I am sure if that was you and was homeless you to will look for food, water

        • Bob Sweatt

          So this whole problem comes down to irresponsible cat owners?? MMMM that’s kind of funny. People like you caused this whole situation. I bet that keeps you up at night.

          LOL

          • Debbie Zsigray

            OH HELL NO WE DID NOT CAUSED THIS WHOLE SITUATION. I HAVE NEWS YOU RIGT NOW BOB, PEOPLE THAT MOVES OUT OF A HOUSE AND LEAVE BEHIND THEIR CATS IS IRRESPONILBE AND THEY ARE THE MORON. AND THEY NEED TO GO T JAIL. WHEN I MOVE I TAKE MY CAT WITH ME. AND NO IT DOES NOT KEEP ME UP AT NIGHT.

          • Bob Sweatt

            “Feral Cats at one time someone pet and has been left alone to whatever it takes to find food, water and a place to stay when the weather is cold or it is raining and when it is so hot outside.”

            Translated, cat owners. Are you not a cat owner??

            Just imagine those poor little kitten. I wonder if it only took one shot. Or did they suffer screaming in pain until he put another shot in them to kill them off. God I hope so.

            THAT MOVES OUT OF A HOUSE AND LEAVE BEHIND THEIR CATS ARE IRRESPONSIBLE AND THEY ARE THE MORON. AND THEY NEED TO GO T JAIL. (Had to correct a few thing because I didn’t want people to think I wrote that and could spell properly) Well then I am not a moron. YAY me!!!! Because i have never owned a cat in my life. Nor will I ever.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            BOB, I AM A CAT OWNER AND ITIS MY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL HER NEEDS.I TAKE ME CAT THE VETS,I BUY HER FOOD,LITTER,TOYS . THAT IS MORE THEN I CAT SAY ABOUT SOME IRRESPONSIBLE CAT OWNERS!!!

  • hottamomma

    thanks for doing ur job accorti!

    • KuroNeko

      Your name and attitude suggest you’re a 500+lb single mother

      • hottamomma

        ur name and attitude suggest youre from africa! and u r an a*s and u didnt graduate. im 5 7 151lbs and i do have a 21 yr old son in college

        • Larry Crnobrnja

          Racist!

          • hottamomma

            u racist against humans!! racist

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            Wow, great comeback. Sorry I exposed you as a racist.

          • hottamomma

            sorry i exposed u as a racist! even greater comeback, to bad those cats cant comeback! lol

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            Anyone paying attention would be led to believe you are my foil…

    • Debbie Zsigray

      THAT IS NOT DOING HIS JOB. AND IF HE WAS LIVING IN ANOTHER STATE AND HE DID THAT IN OTHER STATES,THE OTHER STATES WILL FIRE HIM ON THE SPOT AND HE WILL BE IN TO JAIL.

      • Bob Sweatt

        Yeah well. The fact is he lives in Ohio. Were he may or may not get fired. So I guess you will have to learn to live with whatever the outcome is with whole mess.

        And you could give a list of States instead of just spouting off you

        rhetoric.

        • Debbie Zsigray

          You SIr are a moron. Ok you ask for It. THERE is Tx , Ga, NY, Cal, Az, Fl, Miss, Aba, Just to name a few. You do not watch Animal Planet? or watch Animal Cops either do you???

          • Bob Sweatt

            Why would I waste my time watching shows like that?? You do know there is absolutely no reality in those shows, right??

            Sorry I only watch shows that have anything to do with history, current event’s or the Greatest show ever, MythBusters.

            YOU SIR are a MORON.

            And you my good lady are a crazy spinster whose cats will live off your corps until someone finds out you actually died.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            LIER. I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU BOB, I AM NOT A CRAZY SPINSTER LADY.
            YOU SIR are a MORON. AND HOW ABOUT SHUTNG UP.

          • Bob Sweatt

            Oh another well thought comment.

            Hate to burst your bubble. But those shows you are so fond of are 75% scripted. But it’s cute how you think they are all reality.

          • Bob Sweatt

            And yes I contradicted myself.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT THOSE SHOWS ARE 75%SCRIPTED? THOSE SHOWS DO SHOW US EVEN THE CHILDREN TO BE GOOD TO ALL ANIMALS INCLUDING THE WILD LIFE AND ALSO FERAL CATS THAT IS RUNNING AROUND.

          • Bob Sweatt

            I work within the television industry. Enough said there.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            Yeah RIGHT,,,SURE YOU DO. ANYTHING TO MAKE YOU MORE INPORTENT AND ABOVE THE REST OF THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW THAT YOU TRY TO MAKE THEM BELIEVE YOU ALL THAT. IF YOU OPEN YOUR RACIS EYES AND SEE THAT NOT ALL CATS ARE FERAL AS YOU, HOTTAMOMMA, ZEN, MJ, DON, AND A FEW MORE ARE SAYING AND WHAT TO KILL ALL CATS THAT AR

  • Larry Crnobrnja

    According to North Ridgeville’s own policy, “If the animal is vicious and cannot be captured without injury to the responding unit (officer), or presents a danger to the public, or is suffering from a serious sickness or injury, the officer may use a weapon to destroy the animal,” Accorti was NOT authorized to shoot those kittens. The kittens could have easily been captured without injury (live catch traps are a proven means), no public danger was ever established and at no point was there ever a mention that the kittens were seriously sick or injured. The only remaining item is their viciousness; does anyone really believe those kittens were VICIOUS?

    What we have here is a situation where the (in)humane officer acted foolishly and irresponsibly. And the police chief and mayor are either covering something up or are two of the most incompetent leaders one could imagine. Certainly they are used to having their own way and can’t handle the scrutiny they are under. At best they are neophytes to critical thinking.

    It’s time that North Ridgeville enters the 21st century.

    • mj

      wow a cover up? dude there is nothing to cover up. Look did Accorti make a poor decision? maybe, but the persecution of this man needs to stop. He disposes of animals day in and day out that carry disease and destroy neighborhoods. Encounter that day in and day out with numerous species and see how you go about disposing of feral cats that could have rabies or God knows what. Walk a day in someones shoes before you crucify them. As for the mayor and police chief, more power to them by not giving in to the pressures of a lynch mob! They are protecting an employee and rightfully so. Every backwards hillbilly in ridge-tucky is treating the guy like he is a terrorist. I was interested in moving to ridgeville, until i realized how many nut jobs live there.

      • Larry Crnobrnja

        So now you agree that Accorti messed up? Then you must agree that Freeman and Gillock also blew it. All these men need to do is publicly admit it, mete out the appropriate discipline and move on with life. Pretty darn simple solution.

        • mj

          i would not say mess up. he used poor judgement nothing more and i see no reason to punish the guy. He did nothing wrong. He was permitted to use the manner of euthanasia that was permitted. change the rules but do not fire the guy. end the witch hunt. A city employee did his job. move on to the next witch hunt

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            I provided the city’s policy per their statement; point out which part of it authorized firing a weapon in this situation.

          • mj

            point out where it says u cant

          • Bob Sweatt

            MJ .Larry has been on here since this story broke. You’re wasting your breath. Just move on. Some people just have nothing better to do.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            Et tu?

          • Bob Sweatt

            For some reason my other comment got deleted.

            What do you think you are Ceasar now?? Brute.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            Excellent question, mj. Where does it state a weapon CAN’T be fired outside of those instances?

            The fact there is a policy providing approved situations when an officer CAN fire his/her weapon to “euthanize” an animal would lead one to properly surmise any situation outside of those described are UNAUTHORIZED. Now we can argue endlessly about such ridiculous points or move the discussion forward in a more adult manner. The choice is yours.

      • KuroNeko

        The mayor is trying to cover up the fact that his grandson, of whom he has custody, sexually assaulted numerous high school girls. There have been hundreds of complaints, even from the school nurse, yet no investigations or charges pressed. His work ethic is pathetic.

        • mj

          what does that have to do with this stupid Cat story? answer…absolutely nothing. There is no cover up in this. Man is called to dispose of pests, man shows up and disposes of pets. What does the mayors grandson have to do with this story? NOTHING. I would also be careful about what you put in print. Rumors are one thing, you just committed Libel if there is no evidence to support it. that is more illegal than killing a bunch of pests.

  • J

    The people calling for this mans job are insane. I praise the man for doing a job and dealing with an issue in the most cost effective manner possible. These animals were no ones pets stop calling them pets they were breed wild and free.

    For the people that have such love, devotion and compassion for these animals and are upset in the manner which the issue was dealt with I have two options for you:

    1. We raise the taxes for only those that are upset by 10% so the funding can be provided to deal with the issue in such a manner that pleases you!

    2, You get off your lazy a$$’s and off your adored facebook page/posts and you go deal with them. Give and list your number so anyone that has an issue with feral cats can call you anytime of day to deal them in such a manner that pleases you.

    You act like cats are endangered and we need to protect them. I have news there are hundreds of thousands of cats in pounds/shelters country wide. How about you start giving such animals a place to live. I can assure you the places they are now are not 5 star resorts.

    The most idiotic part of all this – You people care more for about wild animals than you do children and women. I see hideous acts of violence against women and children in the news almost daily and there is no public outcry for justice for the people that do harm to them. Let alone not even a quarter of the comments that these articles have been getting. You people are insane and that is what is wrong with this country.

    The man dealt with an issue in the most COST EFFECTIVE way plain and simple there is no other argument that needs had. I would hate to see my tax dollars being used to spray, neuter, and/or house wild animals. People get your daM* priorities straight and stop this BS.

    Wait do not forget this is the same city that is calling for urban hunting because the deer are everywhere. Wait why are they? Because you people are tearing down and moving into what once was their natural habitat. But NOW they are a nuisance because you hit them with your cars or they eat your gardens. How come there is no outcry to protect them and give them the same treatment you are asking these wild cats receive? Why because you people are nothing but morons!!

    • Bob Sweatt

      J the reason the deer aren’t getting the same treatment is, THEY TASTE GOOD.

      I have said this since day one of this everlasting topic. If this had anything to do with ugly and creatures that are a nuisance to all these CAT-LICKERS (as Woodsman calls them). This story would have died Tuesday of last week.

      A week and four days later we are still having this on-going debate. GIVE IT A FREAKING REST. OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Bob Sweatt

        And before some cat-licker has to comment that this is a red herring. I have one thing to say.

        Truth hurts doesn’t it??

    • Debbie Zsigray

      Your Sir and there is a few more people are nothing but morons!!

      • Bob Sweatt

        Morons. WHY????

        I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that we don’t believe in your views.

        You do nothing but spout off rude comments calling people names. But yet you contribute nothing real to the argument.

        So who is the real moron??

        • Bob Sweatt

          Yeah Debbie you can vote down my comment all you want. That doesn’t delete the question.

          Why are we morons???? Answer the question.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            OK then tell me why yall are not morons?????

          • Bob Sweatt

            Why because we have are own thought about this. And those thoughts differ from yours.

            You keep bring up the little and/or baby kittens. That’s not what’s on trial here. Let me say this once again.

            IT’S NOT WHAT HE KILLED. IT’S HOW HE CHOOSE TO DO HIS JOB.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            I WILL KEEP BRINGING UP THE FACT THAT HE DID KILLING 5 BABY KITTENS UNTILL THEY DO SOMETHING ABOUT, THE FACT HE DID WITHOUT HAVING THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE AND CHILDREN IN MIND AND YOU KNOW IT TO BOB.RDLE ME ASK YOU THIS BOB OK!!WILL YOU LET SOME JEUK SHOOT A GUN OFF IN YOUR YARD WILL YOU GET UPSET ABOUT IT?

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            “Why are we morons???? Answer the question.” – Bob Sweatt

            Developmental issues?

          • Bob Sweatt

            Nice Larry.

            I don’t have development issues. But my autistic son does. Which is why I care more about human issues. Then I do about some smelly flea ridden pests that deserved to die the way they did.

            Hope you feel happy about making fun of my 6 yo autistic son. You a$$.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            Congrats on the trifecta! A straw man, a red herring and an absolutely ridiculous response all rolled into one.

          • Bob Sweatt

            Oh yeah such a big man you are picking on an autistic 6 yo boy.

            No wonder you care about cats. You must not have a lot of friends.

            You’re such a big man.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            Fricking hilarious. I don’t know you or your son, so enough of the self-loathing.

          • Bob Sweatt

            I just wonder how long it will take you and your douche bag friend Debbie to realize if you would just shut the hell up and stop responding that I would comment back.

            I grow bored of your argument going in circles. Always talking about tje same crap and not coming up with a solution.

            I’m done with this nonsense. Hope your cats die a very painful death.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            And with your last sentence, you have proven what type of person you truly are. I’m glad I was able to help out you.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            YOU HAVE SAID THAT I HAVE BEEN CALLING YOU NAMES EVERY SINCE THE FIRST DAY THIS STORY BROKE!!! YOU CALLING LARRY AND ME A DOUCHE BAG ???YOU CALLED US MORANS,YOU CALLED US IDIOTS WHY DID SAY THAT FOR???NOW IT IS MY TRUN TO CALL YOU AND FRIENDS A NAME . YOU AND YOUR FEW FRIENDS ARE THE DOUCHE BAGS,MORANS,IDIOTS, HERE IF ANYONE IS, IT YOU A.
            HO I GET IT NOW.YOU THINK YOU GET AWAY WITH CALLING THE PEOPLE WHO IS CALLING FOR THIS MAN TO BE FIRED AND JAILED. YOU SAID HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE FOR LARY AND I REALIZE IF WE SHUT THE HELL UP AND STOP RESONDING TO YOUR COMMENT. I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT LARRY AND I CAN NOT SPEACK FOR HIM,BUT I AM SPEACKING FOR MYSELF. IF YOU KEEP ON REPONDING TO MY COMMENTS, THEN I WILL RESOND TO YOUR’S.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            No One not even Larry is making fun of you year old AUTISTIC son Bob, Some children are born with AUTISTIC AND SOME CHILDREN ARE BORN WITH ADHD TO. We all also care about human issues as well Bob, and We also care about animal rights issues also that why a lot of us are calling to have this man fired and put in jail and get some type of help. Better yet He need to re-read the

        • Debbie Zsigray

          People like you and those who hate cats and want to kill them just because some Moron did not find a good home for them, they are the BIGEST MORON. I disagree with you, my Views are not like your views. I am against killing Feral Cats. And sir you views is to kill all Feral Cats. Only time I do spout off rude comments and calling people names. is when I read what people like you are reading that is what makes me angery. And yet you yourself spout off rude comments calling people names also. So who is the BIGEST MORON?????????????????

          • Bob Sweatt

            So it’s like I said. I and the rest WHO DON’T believe in your views are morons. WOW that’s grown-up of you.

            I hope you realize you just lost all of what little credibility you had in the argument.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            You wish Bob You wish.

          • Bob Sweatt

            I don’t wish sweetheart. I know.

            With every comment you make. You make yourself out to me this crazy spinster cat lady. Whose only come back is to call people WHO DON’T agree with her points of views, morons.

            You are just as ignorant as you think everyone else is. And you argument is laughable at this point.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            I did not call you a Moron now did I?
            You are just as ignorant as you think everyone else is. And you argument is laughable at this point.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            I AM NOT YOUR SWEETHEART EITHER….AND YOU DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING EITHER.

            With every comment I make you said. I make myself out to you this crazy spinster cat lady. Whose only come back is to call people WHO DON’T agree with her points of views, morons.

            You are just as ignorant as you said I am. And you argument is laughable at this point.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            YOU KNOW SOMETHING BOB? I HOPE THAT YOU REALIZE THAT YOU HAVE LOST ALL THE CREDIBILITY THAT YOU HAVE IN THE ARGUMENT. WOW!!!!!! WHAT A COME BACK BOB,,,,,,,,,OOOOOO THAT IS A GOOD ONE!!!!!,,,,,GOT ANYMORE MORON?????? ARE YOU ON DRUGS OR SOMETHING BOB???????? OK ,OK WHO IS THE OTHERS WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN MY VIEWS ARE MORNS?????? THE QUSETION IS ARE YOU A GROWN UP OR A CHILD BOB????? MY GOD BOB,YOUR 6 YEAR OLD AUTISTIC IS MORE OF A GROWN UP THEN YOU ARE…

          • j

            No one said we hate cats. My argument is valid. Pay yourself or go yourself and find all of these cats and provide them with medical/food/shelter yourself. If you do not want to take responsibility to do it YOURSELF then request the city to raise your TAXES to pay for someone to do it for you in a manner that pleases you. If you are not willing to do so. Then you do not care for these animals as much as you claim. The guy did his job and in the most COST EFFECTIVE manner possible. There is no reason he should be fired Debbie my dear you have no valid argument other than you did not like it and your against it for what ACTUAL reasons though?? Are you going to give all the cats a home? If not than stop the BS argument.

          • Bob Sweatt

            J stop wasting your time and energy. This crazy cat lady wont hear any reasonable argument to the contrary of her believes.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            WHY DON’T YOU SHUT UP

          • Bob Sweatt

            Are you now trying to take away my first amendment right.

            Sweetheart as long as I have a breath in my lungs and a workable data connection. I will keep this up JUST you PISS you off.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            You can try if you want to….

          • Bob Sweatt

            Oh and that was a well thought out response. BTW

          • Debbie Zsigray

            BOB,YOU DO NOT WHAT I BELIEVE IN!!!!!! I LOVE CATS JUST AS MUCH AS DOGS, HORSES AND OTHER ANIMALS, I BELIEVE THAT ALL ANIMALS HAS A RIGHT TO LIVE AS SAME AS US HUMANS……………… HOW ARE YOU TO QUSETION WHAT I BELIEVE IN MMMMMMMM ANSWER THAT ONE IF YOU CAN!!!!! OH I FORGOT THAT I AM TALKING TO A STUPIT IDIOT WHO DO NOT GIVE FLYING F@#& ABOUT ALL LIVING THINGS UPON THE EARTH.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            MJ, I use to work a animal shelter and I do see all kind of cats that Feral and there are people who work with these Feral cats until they home readly. And I do give them food and I do help take them in to vets to have all their medical before they go into a new home.

          • j

            Debbie and how many cats died in that shelter? How many actually made it to a home? How many spend their lives locked up in a shelter? That life is cure punishment for a cat. One quick shot and it was over. And sorry if you are out there on the streets doing this as you say then you are not very good at it…. You missed a mom and 5 baby kittens and countless others that are still roaming the streets.

          • j

            Sorry meant being locked in a shelter is cruel punishment for a cat. (Not cure)

          • Debbie Zsigray

            The shelter is getting a play room for all cats.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            MJ, the shelter that I worked at is a no kill shelter, all cats has a place to stay until a GOOD HOME IS FOUND. There are people who worked with these cats and played with them and other cats that has never been around other cats or dogs, they worked on that as well. Honey I am not on the streets. I am living in my own place. I THANK YOU…

          • J

            Exactly Debbie – YOU are not out on the streets trying to find and protect these cats YOURSELF so YOU do not care as much as you say for them – Anyone with as much devotion and caring it takes to sit n the internet and reply and respond to all these posts – BECAUSE – YOU care SO much for these poor kittens – YOU COULD BE USING ALL THAT TIME TO GO FIND THESE FERAL CATS AND PROVIDE THEM MEDICAL/FOOD/SHELTER – BUT YOU ARE TOO BUSY RESPONDING TO THESE COMMENTS AND SAYING HOW MUCH YOU CARE – HAVE NEWS THAT IS BS IF YOU ACTUALLY CARED YOU WOULD BE ON THE STREETS TRYING TO HELP THEM – NOT SITTING IN YOUR COZY HOUSE RESPONDING TO ALL THESE COMMENTS AND SAYING HOW MUCH YOU CARE AND THIS MAN NEEDS FIRED – BULLSHIT PLAIN AND SIMPLE –

            IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE WAY THE ISSUE WAS DEALT WITH GO DO IT YOURSELF AND GIVE YOUR NUMBER OUT SO PEOPLE CAN CALL YOU TO COME HELP POOR KITTY CAT!!!!!!!!

          • Debbie Zsigray

            J, I AM NOT SETTING IN MY COZY HOME RSPONDING TO COMMENTS AND FOR YOUR 411,AND YOU NEED TO KNOW. I AM DISABLE AND THAT MEANS THAT I CAN NOT WALK ,BEND OVER AND STAND FOR NO LONGER MORE THEN 2 TO 4 MINS. AND BEFORE YOU CALL ME A LIER!!!! I HAVE TWO QUSETION FOR YOU. HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT I AM NOT DSIABLE? ARE YOU DOCTOR? THIS MAN NEEDS TO ANSWER TO THE FACT HE DID SHUT AND KILL 5 BABY KITTENS,AND HE DID NOT HAVE THE SAFETY OF THE PEOPLE AND CHILDREN THAT LIV IN THAT AREA. AND FOR YOUR 411 I DO NOT GIVE MY NUMBER OUT JUST ANYONE THAT I DO NOT KNOW.

          • Zen Grouch

            yeah but…

            Where exactly is this shelter?
            How can I get more information on their *no kill* policy?

            I mean, unless you’re just making the whole thing up.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            Zen, I am not making the whole thing up. This Shelter is located here in Elyria on Murray Rridge Rd. you have to go their wed site to get the address and phone number. The Shelter is called Friendship APL. I was there two mouths ago and I ask them if to work there hey remember me. they said no and I told them I use to work in the cat area, but it has been 9 years and there are new people. AND THEY DO HAVE A NO KILL POLICY. IF THEY DO NOT GO BY THAT NO KILL POLICY THEY WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR GOOD OR SOMEONE ELSE WILL TAKE OVER THE SHELTER. OH I ALMOST FORGOT ONE INPORTENT THING. APL IS BEING WATCH SOMEONE REPORTED THEM TO HUS AND NOW THEY ARE BEING WATCHED.

          • Zen Grouch

            You made it sound like you were really involved with rehabilitating feral cats… But it’s been so long that nobody at the shelter remembers you? Sounds suspiciously ‘convenient’ to me.

            Anyway, the shelter is a privately run operation that does kill animals, just not “adoptable” (as they deem adoptable) animals.

            As far as being shut down or having “someone else…” “…take over the shelter” goes…

            …well, I doubt that you know what in the heck you’re talking about.

            But, if you know what you’re talking about or not… you’re passionate about it, I will give you that. Accurate, I doubt it… passionate… yeah, you got that going for you.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            Zen, I am not making the whole thing up. This Shelter is located here in Elyria on Murray Rridge Rd. you have to go their wed site to get the address and phone number. The Shelter is called Friendship APL. I was there two mouths ago and I ask them if to work there hey remember me. they said no and I told them I use to work in the cat area, but it has been 9 years and there are new people. AND THEY DO HAVE A NO KILL POLICY. IF THEY DO NOT GO BY THAT NO KILL POLICY THEY WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR GOOD OR SOMEONE ELSE WILL TAKE OVER THE SHELTER. OH I ALMOST FORGOT ONE INPORTENT THING. APL IS BEING WATCH SOMEONE REPORTED THEM TO HUS AND NOW THEY ARE BEING WATCHED.ZEN, I DO KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT AND I AM NOT LYING RITTER.AND YOU AR NOT LISTENING AT ALL. THERE A NEW SAT OF PEOPLE THAT IS WORKING THERE.

          • Zen Grouch

            Debbie said:

            “I do see all kind of cats that Feral and there are people who work with these Feral cats until they home readly. And I do give them food and I do help take them in to vets to have all their medical before they go into a new home.”

            In the above you said you were doing quite a few things for the shelter, using the present tense as in, you said “I do” three times, indicating that you are still carrying on in your responsibilities.

            Then when you’re called on it, it’s a different story.

            You “use” to work there, in fact so long ago that nobody remembers you ever working there.

            Smells fishy to me.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            It is been 10 years ago Zen and like I said there all of new faces there. The people that was there when I was 10 years ago are no longer there.

          • Zen Grouch

            Where exactly is this animal shelter that takes in and rehabilitates feral cats, Debbie?

          • Debbie Zsigray

            YES AND IT DEPENS ON WHO FERAL THESE CATS ARE.

  • Bob Sweatt

    Again. Aren’t we done with this B.S. Yet??

    They should change the name of the paper to Catronicle.

  • Greg White

    So 17 more folks want to see the officer fired and this is news why? We have people getting robbed and shot in Elyria on a daily basis. And it was on Fox 8 about a mother in Lorain encouraging her child to fight on a playground in Lorain and where are all the headlines about this Steve? You really couldn’t find anything else to write about? Ridgville is not going to cave people so I would give it up.

    • Debbie Zsigray

      I all about people getting robbed and shot in Elyria on a daily basis, I live in Elyria I get the police scanner and I do listen to it and I know all that happen all around us everyday. Yes children are leaning from their mothers and their fathers. But this man did not have to shoot and kill 5 baby kittens AND WE THE PEOPLE WILL NEVER GIVE UP UNTILL SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT THIS MEN. UNTILL THEN WE WILL KEEP IT UP UNTILL HE IS FIRE AND IN JAIL.

      • Bob Sweatt

        AND WE THE PEOPLE WILL NEVER GIVE UP UNTILL SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT THIS MEN. UNTILL THEN WE WILL KEEP IT UP UNTILL HE IS FIRE AND IN JAIL.

        Yeah you are all going to be like little children. You will all whine and cry until you get your way.

        • Debbie Zsigray

          LISTEN HERE YOU SOB, When I read what you wrote.. All I read is B.S from you and those who do not does not give a flying F about wild lifes.

          • Bob Sweatt

            SOB?? How do you know my mother. LOL.

            Again we aren’t talking about wildlife. We are talking about stray feral cats.

            WOW now you are just grasping at straws.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            OPEN YOUR F______ EYES RIGHT NOW. DO YOU KNOW WHAT FERAL MEANS? ANSWER THAT ONE.

          • Bob Sweatt

            I answer this easy and rather juvenile question somewhere else on this page. I am sure you saw it.

            And if you want to aask question. Tell me. Are cats even domestic animals?
            No.

            Are cats even from this part of the world?

            No.

            A true cat is a wild animal. Just like it’s cousins the lions, tigers and cougars.

            Cats belong in a home on this part of the world about as much as a Nile croc does.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            OH YOU AMITTED THAT CATS IS A WILD ANIMAL,,,JUST LIKE THEIR COUSINS THE LIONS,TIGERS AND COUGARS.BINGO THAT IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN TRYIN TO GET IN YOUR HEADS.THANK YOU BOB,THANK YOU.

      • mj

        living proof that you cant fix stupid Debbie. Locking someone in jail for doing their job. You, and all the other animal rights nut bags need to take a long walk off a short pier. This type of rehtoric is embarrassing and as an animal lover, i am deeply embarrassed. get a clue Sheeople. the guy was just doing his job. You have painted him as a terrorist on an osama bin laden type level. What is wrong with this country. AVOID RIDGE-TUCKY or be at the mercy of the crazies

        • Debbie Zsigray

          MJ, You, and all the other CAT HATERS need to take a long walk off a short pier, YOU A ANIMAL LOVER?WOW that is a new one

        • Bob Sweatt

          MJ stop wasting your time and energy. This crazy cat lady wont hear any reasonable argument to the contrary of her believes.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            SHUT UP BOB.

          • Bob Sweatt

            Wow you’re not even trying anymore.

            But something tell me you didn’t have much of an argument to begin with.

          • Debbie Zsigray

            SHUT UP BOB.YOU ARE NOT GOING WIN THIS ARGUMENT AT ALL.

          • Bob Sweatt

            Not going to win… That’s almost laughable.

            You ask what a feral cat is. It is by definition. A domestic cat that either returns or become a stray. Again lazy cat owners like you.

            Now here is the definition of Wildlife, ANY NON-DOMESTICATED animal or animals belong to the reign.

            Which your beloved five dead cats weren’t.

            Next question…

          • Debbie Zsigray

            YOU STUPIT IDIOT,WE ARE NOT LAZY CAT OWNERS. THOSE 5 BABY KITTEN NEVER HAD A CHACE TO LIVE,TO BE LOVED AND HAVE A GREAT HOME TO CALL THEIR OWN.

          • Bob Sweatt

            http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2013/06/23/elyria-woman-ensnared-by-cat-conundrum/

            Now put up or shut up.

            There is your perfect chance to help save the lives of cats.

            It’s funny that story has been on here since yesterday. And I haven’t seen you or Larry commenting on it saying you would help by taking this poor lady’s cats.

            Funny. guess you want to only complain about dead ones and do nothing to actually help.

  • Dennis

    Cats are so important that it is OK to destroy a mans career and reputation? If his boss backs him up and says he followed protocol- end of story regarding the officer. If you did not like what happened? Put your money on the line and change the laws and pay the taxes to change the scenario! However, this will not stop other reluctant cat owners from dumping their unwanted litters in another neighborhood. Obviously not everyone has had to deal with the ‘feral’ cat problem.

    • mj

      its crazy isn’t it Dennis? Nobody ever wants to do the tough job and get their hands dirty. All these people holding signs and protesting. Let them have the job. They can get bit and attacked by all the animals this guy has dealt with. lets also not forget that these same ppl would cry foul when their taxes increase because the pests at the root of the problem need to be sheltered. this is nothing more than a modern age witch hunt and everyone calling for this guys head should be ashamed and embarrassed.

      • Bob Sweatt

        AMEN!!!

      • Debbie Zsigray

        WE ARE NOT ASHAMED AND EMBARRASSED AT ALL. RITTER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT NR IS APART LORAIN COUNTY.THINK ABOUT IT.

    • Bob Sweatt

      Dennis. It’s boils down to all the cat lovers are going to do nothing more then bully NR until they get what the want. This man will lose his job because the city will relent to all the crying cat lovers.

    • Debbie Zsigray

      MJ, where I live there are some Feral Cats. Do we call someone to come out and deal with them? NO we do not we leave them alone to do their job by catching the rats and mice in our area. Yes we also leave food and water for them.

      • J

        DEBBIE – THEN DO NOT BLAME THE PERSON THAT DID HIS JOB – BLAME THE PEOPLE THAT CALLED TO HAVE THEM DISPOSED WITH – THE WORKER ONLY DID WHAT HE WAS PAID TO DO – THE PERSON THAT CALLED TO SAY THEY HAD AN ISSUE WITH THE POOR BABY KITTENS IS THE REAL PERSON TO BLAME!!!!

        • Debbie Zsigray

          I DO BLAM THE MOTHER WHO CALLED HIM OUT THERE TO KILL THE KITTENS,,,,AND I AM BLALMING THIS PERSON THAT DID NOT DO HIS JOB RIGHT. HE TOKE ADVANAGE OF THE HOLD THING. OH YES GIVE HIM A GUN SO HE CAN KILL AGAIN AND AGAIN. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

    • Debbie Zsigray

      WOW ANOTHER STUPIT IDIOT. DO NOT WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT.

  • michael vick

    killing animals is wrong

    • Bob Sweatt

      Exactly. You are one of the few that has said animals. Not just freaking cats.

    • Debbie Zsigray

      AMAN MICHAEL,YOU SAID IT.

  • Dan

    Dear Lorian County Ohio Prosecutor,

    Do you enforce ORC (Ohio Revised Code) in your county?

    If news reports of the Kitten Shooting are even half accurate, why do you not enforce ORC 2923.162 ?

    2923.162 Discharge of firearm on or near prohibited premises.
    (A) No person shall do any of the following:
    (1) Without permission from the proper officials and subject to division (B)(1) of this section, discharge a firearm upon or over a cemetery or within one hundred yards of a cemetery;
    (2) Subject to division (B)(2) of this section, discharge a firearm on a lawn, park, pleasure ground, orchard, or other ground appurtenant to a schoolhouse, church, or inhabited dwelling, the property of another, or a charitable institution;
    http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2923

    By the way, I do not want people shooting on my lawn, property or inhabited dwelling, unless their life is in eminent danger.

    Were these deadly attack kittens?

    Prosecutor, Prosecute!

    Thanks!
    Dan

    • J

      DUMBASS – Who is a proper official -* Take it the police chief is not proper enough for you??

      Without permission from the proper officials

      • Debbie Zsigray

        DUMBASS,WHO IS THE DUMBASS J,OH I GET NOW THAT WILL BE YOU (DUMBASS)

    • Debbie Zsigray

      THANK YOU DAN FOR THAT SO THESE STUPIT FOOLS CAN READ IT .OH YES DAN THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO READ.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.lewis.568847 Paul Lewis

    I support Barry Accorti in regards to this incident. Word to the wise. If you are infested with “cute little animals” that you wish to have live a long and enjoyable life, capture them yourself and then find homes for them.
    If you expect the same treatment from animal control, you are likely to be disappointed.

  • Michele

    How about a reprimand. If the Major spanks him on the front lawn and the news broadcasts it at 6 and 11; will that appease everyone? Lol

  • Michele

    Oops, that should read mayor

  • bunianne

    I have a feeling Accorti is mean in more ways than just shooting little kittens to death…I am so glad that I don’t live in Ridgeville, I would be at the PD everyday until that so called humane office is off the job for good.