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Petitioning Mayor or North Ridgeville, OH Mayor G. David Gillock and 2 others

North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman and Mayor G. David Gillock: Reverse decision on Humane Officer Barry Accorti shooting kittens

Citizens should expect more regard and respect from Animal Control Officers than to murder kittens with children watching from their window screaming, "Mommy, he's killing the kittens!"

Ohio Cop cleared of wrongdoing after shooting kittens in front of screaming kids

On June 10, 2013, an Ohio ACO was called out to pickup a litter of feral (stray) kittens and their mama cat.  Much to the horror of the homeowner, the Animal Control Officer returned to his truck, brought back a pistol, and started shooting the kittens to death while the homeowners children, ranging in age from 5 months to 7 years, stood at the window watching and screaming, "Mommie, he's killing the kittens!"  The following is all the itemized information you need to proceed in a Phone and/or FAX BLITZ of the Police Chief and Mayor's offices of North Ridgeville, OH.  

Please sign this petition to assure that *you* are not among the millions of people who would allow this kind of blatant disregard for human life AND disregard for the 'wellbeing of small children' who will grow up remembering clearly the sound of gunshots and their siblings voices screaming through tears that the officer, " killing the kittens!"  Try laying down and sleeping peacefully with the thought of that going through your mind the rest of your life!

This sort of thing must NOT be allowed to continue when there were countless citizens who would gladly have taken these kittens and the mother cat in as fosters and network them to find loving forever homes.

If you want to be heard: stand up, speak out and BE the change you want to live! - slg

Ohio Cop cleared of wrongdoing after shooting kittens in front of screaming kids

Here's a short list of the pertinent information that *I* can find to help you contact these offices and insist that this decision be REVERSED:

1. Ohio policeman shot to death a litter of kittens on Wednesday

2. Humane Officer Barry Accorti - shot the litter of feral cats

3. Found in in the woodpile of a home in North Ridgeville on June 10, 2013

4. the 8-to-10 week-old kittens were shot dead, just 15 feet from the back door to her house.

5. [her children - ages of 5 months to 7 years] "They started screaming, ‘Mommy, he’s killing the kittens.’”

6. Ohio SPCA Director Teresa Landon - Landon (SPCA) said that Accorti should be fired and charged with animal cruelty.

7. Police Chief Mike Freeman - But instead, Police Chief Mike Freeman cleared the officer of any wrongdoings and concluded that his actions were appropriate.

North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman.
7307 Avon Belden Road.
North Ridgeville, OH 44039.
Phone 440-327-2191
Fax 440-353-0834
Remind them of their motto: "Committed to Excellence in Service to the Community." And their 'vision' to, "To help make this community better and safer by providing professional police services fairly and impartially."

North Ridgeville Mayor G. David Gillock Phone 440-353-0811.
Administrative Website:

Chamber of Commerce - tell them how much they have to lose from tourism when pet lovers boycott North Ridgeville, OH:

North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce
34845 Lorain Rd  North Ridgeville, OH 44039
(440) 327-3737

I strongly suggest that everyone who read this and is interested in the safety of animals from such brutality and lack of regard for the community of animal lovers who would GLADLY have taken these kittens in and found good loving homes for them CALL and FAX these numbers until the Police Chief REVERSES HIS DECISION!!!

Thank you.
Link to the story:

Letter to
Mayor or North Ridgeville, OH Mayor G. David Gillock
Chief of Police Police Chief Mike Freeman
North Ridgeville, OH Chamber of Commerce
Reverse your decision on Humane Officer Barry Accorti's shooting kittens while children, ages 5 months through 7 years, watched from their window screaming, "Mommy, he's killing the kittens!" as being "appropriate behavior" and terminate his employment, immediately!

The tourism revenue from animal lovers across the world is greatly affected by the news stories released concerning public officials, and for a community whose police motto is, "Committed to Excellence in Service to the Community." this behavior hardly invites visitors to your 'warm and neighborly' community. Officer Accorti's actions were anything but warm and neighborly. Your community never got an opportunity to find loving forever homes for any of these kittens.