So mad, ex killed lot of cats while my kids were over for a visit.
So angry at the moment. My youngest DD has emotional and behavioral issues and has just now this weekend started being able to go back to her dads for daytime visits (no over nights) while my oldest DD has been spending every other weekend at her dads. (Youngest didnt deal well with his new much older wife and her moving her grown children and her grandchildren in to his house. Partly because when my girls are at his house that makes 11 people in a 3 bedroom trailer but thats a whole nother story lol) They came home last night telling me that their dad killed about 10 of their pet cats because they were sick and only 4 cats are still alive(yes he had a LOT of cats and about as many dogs). They did not take them to the vet, he doesn't ever take any pet to a vet, even one that broke its leg he just duct taped it. Instead he took his rifle out and slaughtered them all. While my kids were at his house. True they were inside the house but they still knew what was going on. Their step mother told them she "didnt believe in giving animals chemicals" and that they "lived free so should die free" Can I say wth? We live in a rural part of the county, there is not an ASPCA that I know of in the county so I cant turn him in there.. Not sure what to do exactly.. I already have a call in to my girls counsleor/therapist so she can help with dealing with emotions. Had a talk with the girls regarding that is not an approriate way to treat an animal. They have watched animal cops on animal planet before so I asked them what would happen to someone on that show if they did what their dad did. We ourselves recently had to take our dog to the vet after another dog was in our yard and attacked him, causing an eye injury that resulted in having to remove his eye, so I know at home we are teaching them the right way to care for a sick or injured pet. I called him and told him that was not right at all but what the hell was he doing it when the kids are there. Not sure what to do from this point.. I feel like he needs to be punished but I do not feel that calling the sherrifs office will do anything much more that stir up trouble. There are no leash laws, people let their dogs roam free, and a lot of people out here think the proper way to deal with a sick animal is to kill it. Any advice on dealing with this kind of situation?