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Pastor Accused Of Throwing Neighbors Cat Off BridgeBastrop, TX – Rick Bartlett, pastor of Bastrop Christian Church, was arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty in connection with the abuse and death of his neighbor’s 12-year-old cat, Moody.

Bartlett reportedly told police he had been having problems with feral cats invading his garden lately and had trapped one in a cage on his property on January 15. He went on to say that he had placed the caged cat in the back of his pickup and promptly forgot about it. It wasn’t until three days later that he “remembered” the critter and headed down to the police station to hand it over.

An animal control officer at the station noticed a name tag including the phone number of the cat’s humans, Sarah and Eddy Bell, on the cat’s collar. The officer reportedly offered to take Moody back home, but police said Bartlett told them he’d take Moody back himself since the Bells were his neighbors.

Later that day, Moody’s body was found on the bank of the Colorado River, 40-50 feet below a bridge. The vet that examined Moody said the critter had severe internal injuries, but no external injuries consistent with being hit by a car.

“[Moody] was just laid out like a sack of potatoes,” said Greg Maynard, a veterinarian with the Crossroads Animal Hospital. “No obvious signs of trauma externally. No blood or nothing broke.”

The damage to the cat’s lungs, he said, was consistent with blunt force trauma, possibly caused by falling from a high level.

The animal control officer that took custody of Moody’s body was the same officer that had spoken with Bartlett earlier that day. She recognized the cat and automatically made the connection to Bartlett, which ultimately led to his arrest.

When questioned, Bartlett came up with a couple of different stories. He first claimed that when he returned to his truck later that day, the cat had simply vanished. In another story, Bartlett claimed that he had opened the cage door and drove off, expecting the half-starved and thirsty cat would just jump out of the truck and find it’s own way home. Neither story saved his ass…

Though no one has stepped forward claiming to have seen Bartlett toss the cat, he is still facing charges because he admitted that Moody had been in his care. He was released from custody on a $5,000 bond.

The Bells have been left with the task of explaining Moody’s death to their 5-year-old daughter.

“She also asked me where Moody is now and I said, ‘Baby he’s in Heaven,’” said Sarah Bell. “She knows the man who did this is a pastor at the Bastrop Christian Church and she said, ‘I don’t believe in Heaven anymore, Moody’s just dead.’”

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  • Anonymous

    The Bells have been left with the task of explaining Moody’s death to their 5-year-old daughter.
    “She also asked me where Moody is now and I said, ‘Baby he’s in Heaven,’” said Sarah Bell. “She knows the man who did this is a pastor at the Bastrop Christian Church and she said, ‘I don’t believe in Heaven anymore, Moody’s just dead.’”
    What kind of shitty parents tell their child that someone murdered her cat? Maybe the kind that will frame a minister or anyone else in a position of authority or a subordinate or an equal?

  • Anonymous

    I read the comments that the mother left under the new article. It sounded like they were called to the vet where the kitty was dying. Perhaps the little girl overheard the adults talking there. Either way, it isn’t the parents’ fault that this sick individual tortured and killed their cat. It isn’t their fault that this little girl is now heartbroken.

  • Anonymous

    Ew you sick fuck! is being charged???

  • Anonymous

    I see your point.  But.. at least she knows you can’t take religious leaders at face value now.
    I would say the kid is now less likely to get molested by a priest, but priests only like little boys.
    *rimshot* (or, sticking with the priest theme: *rimjob*)

  • Grumpy_Bear

    This a-hole is yet another reason why cat owners should not let their cats run around outside. I don’t let mine out partly because we have coyotes here, but I’m more scared of the psychos out there who seem to hate cats with a passion, for some reason. 

  • Sam

    That pastor is full of shit. First of all, you wouldn’t be able to catch a feral cat and get it into a cage. If you did somehow manage it, i can guarantee you wouldn’t be forgetting about it in the back of your truck for 3 days. Then he doesn’t notice a collar and tag on the animal, that the police officer has no problem in reading. And to top it off he’s got a whole array of stories of how he then got rid of the cat – because as we all know the more versions of the ‘truth’ you’ve got, the more we’re all going to think you didn’t do it.

    I don’t blame the little girl. I wouldn’t be believing anything coming out of his mouth again, either.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    “I don’t believe in Heaven anymore”

    Well, at least one good thing came out of all this.

  • Anonymous

    Well will you give me the parents are not diplomats and have no problem using their child as an ugly pawn.

  • Anonymous

    hmmmm….. I still don’t get it. The preacher went to the police station with the cat. The cat’s owner was identified. The preacher tells the officer that he will deliver the cat to the home of the owners. The preacher then throws the cat over the bridge not knowing that the cat’s collar was identifiable. Whether or not the cat was found the person possessing the cat is known. There is something in this story that just doesn’t add up.

  • Anonymous

    hmmmm….. I still don’t get it. The preacher went to the police station with the cat. The cat’s owner was identified. The preacher tells the officer that he will deliver the cat to the home of the owners. The preacher then throws the cat over the bridge not knowing that the cat’s collar was identifiable. Whether or not the cat was found the person possessing the cat is known. There is something in this story that just doesn’t add up.

  • Prominent Prozac

    Hey, now relax..8 lives left.

  • Prominent Prozac

    Why do I think this has something to do with the myth that cats are “half and half” (good and bad)  creatures? So he tossed it over the bridge to see which it was, and when the waters didn’t part for the cat, he just figured it was one bad, bad kitty with a plot to overthrow his entire reign of religious terrorizing?

  • Andy P

    Probably because cats generally suck.  They act like they own you, they piss all over your house and then you have to rip out the carpet to get the smell out.  Yup – had more than one renter with a crappy ass cat mess up more than one rental house.  Cats are for people who are too lazy or irresponsible to own a dog – which is a *real* pet.  You *should* be keeping your cat inside because your neighbors probably don’t want your cat in their yard or vegetable garden either.  Fuck a cat.

  • Andy P

    Probably because cats generally suck.  They act like they own you, they piss all over your house and then you have to rip out the carpet to get the smell out.  Yup – had more than one renter with a crappy ass cat mess up more than one rental house.  Cats are for people who are too lazy or irresponsible to own a dog – which is a *real* pet.  You *should* be keeping your cat inside because your neighbors probably don’t want your cat in their yard or vegetable garden either.  Fuck a cat.

  • Anonymous

    This site has hardened my soul. But for some reason, I still can’t read about dead animals without choking up. Go figure.

  • http://truecrimereport.com iLLusionS

    My mom used to live right next to a church…now I have some sense of faith, but am not really a church goer….however this particular church had ALOT of youth activities, and my daughter wanted to be part of them, so I said why thel hell not…Well then her pet cat Diamond got hit by a car and literally dragged herself from the road all the way to the back door so we could find her early the next morning..this cat left peices of herself from the road to the back porch trying to get home.
    My daughter was only 5 at the time so we went to the whole “Diamond is in Heaven” thing and it eased her little mind eventually. Until  the asshole preacher at that church informed my daughter that cats “don’t go to heaven, because they are just cats..”
    So I informed him that I don’t know where the fuck HIS cats went…but my daughters was damn sure in Heaven. Needless to say I didn’t send her to that church anymore.

  • Anonymous

     Hahaha I completely assumed the last paragraph was just Jaded being sarcastic. Then I read the source article… too funny!
    Anyways I wonder what he’ll preach for the sermon come Sunday.

  • Anonymous

    Andy , I have had cats all my life, I have never had any piss in my house.All the cats I have owned are friendly. Like bad dog owners their are bad cat owners , who can’t manage to clean a cat box or train a cat to use one.

  • Anonymous

    Andy , I have had cats all my life, I have never had any piss in my house.All the cats I have owned are friendly. Like bad dog owners their are bad cat owners , who can’t manage to clean a cat box or train a cat to use one.

  • Josh

    Some people don’t think before they speak. If a kid is telling me a story I’ll ask is that what your mom or dad told you and not just correct them.

  • Josh

    Matthew 5:38

  • Anonymous

    The story says that the animal control officer recognized the cat, not the collar, the guy may have removed the collar before he chucked the cat off the bridge. I’m not saying that’s what happened, but it’s another possibility. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m not a cat fan either, but I did take in my sister’s cat for a weekend while she was moving and it did not piss all over my house. My sister warned me to make sure the box was cleaned twice daily, but that was all. She was a pretty sweet cat and even came when I called her. I had to de-hair-ify my house, but it wasn’t a horrible experience.

    Like boxes of shit in your house? Get a cat.

  • Anonymous

    Iam not a religious person, but I do believe in God and mirracles.When my daughter was little, she played with one of the neighbor children, whose parents were Pentecostal.My daughter loved wearing dressing and she also likes wearing Pants.I noticed one day that the light in her eyes was exstinguished.(very sad). She started refusing to wear pants. I questioned her.Come to find out, she was told that God did not love her any more , because God does not like woman wearing pants.This pissed me off to no end.I wanted to confront them with this, but my daughter begged and pleaded with me not to.I explained to her God does not care what we wear ect.Now the woman of this congregation who I have met always wore those long dresses covered from head to toe.I prayed.I asked God to take their blinders off.I said my daughter is hurt now because she Believes you don’t love her any more.We both know a dress code is a crock of shit.( yes I talk to God like that).3 days later there was a write-up in our local news paper, the front page had the minister of this congregation appologizing to his flock about how wrong he was about their dress code.2 days after that, these same woman who wore those long dresses were now wearing pants.Was I heard? You Bettcha. :)

  • Anonymous

    This guy here gracing DD makes no sense.Why did he even take the cat to the police station ,if he planned  on murdering it.Why the police station instead of the animal shelter?What an asshat.

  • Anonymous

    Sam, they have traps specifically to catch ferals. You put food in them & when the cat goes in, the door shuts behind it. A normal person would see a collar and that the cat was not feral, and release him. In most areas, the cats would be taken to the shelter, where they would be euthanized.
    There are also tnr programs (trap, neuter, release) where trapped kittens are fostered and handled until fit for adoption, and trapped adults are vaccinated, sterilized (and get a notch taken out of their ear or microchipped for identification purposes) and released to a feral colony.

  • Anonymous

    Sam, they have traps specifically to catch ferals. You put food in them & when the cat goes in, the door shuts behind it. A normal person would see a collar and that the cat was not feral, and release him. In most areas, the cats would be taken to the shelter, where they would be euthanized.
    There are also tnr programs (trap, neuter, release) where trapped kittens are fostered and handled until fit for adoption, and trapped adults are vaccinated, sterilized (and get a notch taken out of their ear or microchipped for identification purposes) and released to a feral colony.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WYTW5UWWTGEKN4L2HBZ7I4E5E Zazen

    I agree. When you let your animal run around outside unsupervised, you’re putting an awful lot of trust in your neighbors and random strangers. Also back in my high school days, I knew kids who said if they saw a cat or small dog crossing the road, they’d speed up.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WYTW5UWWTGEKN4L2HBZ7I4E5E Zazen

    Andy, you rented to retards who didn’t get their cats fixed. Simple as that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WYTW5UWWTGEKN4L2HBZ7I4E5E Zazen

    He fully expected animal control to care care of the situation, take the animal off his hands and kill it themselves. When they saw the collar and said, ‘this isn’t a stray animal, gotta return it to the owners’ that’s when he decided to DIY it.

    It’s really too bad the animal control officer didn’t take it from there instead of trusting the guy to be a good neighbor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=775449001 Laura Jean

    I’ve always had one cat and one dog at a time.  Both are wonderful pets for different reasons.  

    I do agree with you that both are meant to be indoor pets except when walked on a leash or in an appropriate leash-free area (if you can get your cat to walk on a leash).  Usually when you adopt a cat from an organization, you have to sign a promise that you will keep the cat as an indoor pet (among other things).  There are far too many crazies who hate cats, as well as cars, predators, diseases, etc., that cats are not intended to be exposed to, and a responsible owner will keep them inside.Obviously, your renters were irresponsible in general, not because they owned cats.

  • Sam

    Ok, guess i forgot about those kind of traps. But still, a feral cat in a cage would go absolutely apeshit – you would NOT be able to just ignore a mini-tornado of fur in the back of your truck for 3 days! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarabei Janet L. Rogers

    Napoleon complex much?

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarabei Janet L. Rogers

    Yeah and people don’t want dog shit in THEIR yard.  Cats and dogs are equally wonderful pets, blame the people NOT the animal.    Maybe you shouldn’t rent to crappy ass people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarabei Janet L. Rogers

    Burn in the hell you preach about preacher man!!  Rot there!

  • LeaveMeBe

    Someone dumped a couple of large kittens in our neighborhood last June, a black one and an orange and white one about 4-5 months old. Originally we thought it was foster cats that the girls across the street had brought home (they worked at a vet clinic and fostered dogs) but the black one kept hanging around our house and became attached to my husband. he disappeared one day and showed up about a week later with a notched ear and snipped balls. THe neighbors saw us playing with and petting him and came to apologize for abducting our cat and having him neutered and all his shots given. We laughed and told them we thought he was theirs. Poor baby had no real home. we struggled with keeping him ourselves or giving him up to the shelter (we had so many animals at the time and were moving) but couldn’t let him go. So Kaelas lives with us now and he is an outdoor cat. Inside was not a good place for him and he let his displeasure be known. He hangs on the huge covered  back porch and in the garage. I’d prefer to have him inside but he prefers otherwise.

  • jake8jazz

    The daughter is wise beyond her years.  She probably already knows the truth about the toothfairy.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always had at least one cat in the house, but only one that ever had a problem using the litterbox (after the third time she pissed on a set of electric curlers, she went to live on a farm. Curlers get expensive.). Usually cats are very neat and take to a litterbox naturally. Of course, if you don’t clean it, eventually they won’t use it, but that’s really not the cat’s fault. And unlike dogs, cats clean themselves. They don’t track mud and shit in, they rarely slobber on you. 

    Our cats go outside as they please, they are not animals that are meant to live indoor 100% of the time. But we do have one lady in the neighborhood with a dozen cats, most of which live outside, and they do piss and shit everywhere and are awful. Again, not really the cats’ fault. 

    “A home without a cat — and a well-fed, well-petted and properly revered cat — may be a perfect home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?” - Mark Twain

  • Anonymous

    They only tornado when you go near them. Mostly they just cower in a corner of the cage.  :-/

    Poor kitteh. :’-(

  • Anonymous

    Are you sure it was God and not the minister reviewing his tapes of you? :)

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! I knew that verse (eye for an eye), but had somehow missed the verse just after it: “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” I am going to have so much fun with that verse! 

    Hey Christians, guess what your God said!! 

    (Reading the Bible can be fun!)

  • Josh

    “I wonder what he’ll preach for the sermon come Sunday” I thought a sermon based on revenge would be fitting.

  • SK

    He should have asked himself; WWJD?

  • Anonymous

    Just because you own a cat doesn’t automatically mean you’re going to have a cat pissy house (I own 4 cats and my house smells fine, thanks. I hate the stench of animal urine just as much as anyone does). Dogs, (and I’ve owned plenty of them too) are far more likely to piss and shit all over your floors, as well as scratch holes in the carpets and scratch the wood off the door facings. Let’s face it, just about all of this damage can be chalked up to crappy pet OWNERSHIP. Not the pets themselves. Cats are not naturally filthy creatures, and I’ve only seen them urinate or defecate on someone’s  floor if their box was too filthy to use (lazy humans) or the box was placed too close to their food and water (stupid humans.)

  • SK

    ps ..pussy vs vegetable garden, anyone else seeing a trend here?

  • Anonymous

    Just because you own a cat doesn’t automatically mean you’re going to have a cat pissy house (I own 4 cats and my house smells fine, thanks. I hate the stench of animal urine just as much as anyone does). Dogs, (and I’ve owned plenty of them too) are far more likely to piss and shit all over your floors, as well as scratch holes in the carpets and scratch the wood off the door facings. Let’s face it, just about all of this damage can be chalked up to crappy pet OWNERSHIP. Not the pets themselves. Cats are not naturally filthy creatures, and I’ve only seen them urinate or defecate on someone’s  floor if their box was too filthy to use (lazy humans) or the box was placed too close to their food and water (stupid humans.)

  • Anonymous

    As far as cats acting like they own you, you do know they have different personalities right? Just like dogs and people. I have one big chub of a tuxedo cat who’s a happy, friendly,cuddler. He approaches total strangers looking for pets. He’ll even let you rub his belly. They’re not all aloof and disdainful (but some of them are.)

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I had a similar situation with a little dog we picked up from a gas station once. My 5 year old son immediately named him Eddie and was extremely attached to him. Eddie was used to roaming around (he hated being cooped up all the time), and he had a collar and always came home at night. Then Eddie just didn’t come home. I was out for a walk in the woods about a week later with my husband, and we found Eddie’s corpse, collar and all, a little ways off the road where he had apparently dragged himself to die after getting hit. Naturally we stuck with the “Eddie probably found a new home with some lonely little old lady” story.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I had a similar situation with a little dog we picked up from a gas station once. My 5 year old son immediately named him Eddie and was extremely attached to him. Eddie was used to roaming around (he hated being cooped up all the time), and he had a collar and always came home at night. Then Eddie just didn’t come home. I was out for a walk in the woods about a week later with my husband, and we found Eddie’s corpse, collar and all, a little ways off the road where he had apparently dragged himself to die after getting hit. Naturally we stuck with the “Eddie probably found a new home with some lonely little old lady” story.

  • Anonymous

    I have to agree, I have always had the friendly chatty kind myself.

  • Anonymous

    I have to agree, I have always had the friendly chatty kind myself.

  • Anonymous

    Yuck!DKS there were no tapes of me. I did not hang with these people nor go to their church.

  • AliceinChainsman =]

    meow

  • Grumpy_Bear

    That happens sometimes. I got a cat from a rescue once who, they said, was a house cat. So I kept her in the house. But she never seemed happy. Then one day she ran away and I found her a week later living with a man down the street who was keeping her as an indoor/outdoor cat. He said she was perfectly happy living like that, so I said “If she’s happy and my neighbor is happy, then I’m happy.”

  • AliceinChainsman =]

    meow

  • Grumpy_Bear

    This cat wasn’t feral. It was someone’s pet. A pet that probably knew this POS and trusted him.

  • Grumpy_Bear

    That so-called “man of God” should read all the way through verse 48. It goes into loving your enemies, too. 

  • Grumpy_Bear

    That so-called “man of God” should read all the way through verse 48. It goes into loving your enemies, too. 

  • Grumpy_Bear

    That so-called “man of God” should read all the way through verse 48. It goes into loving your enemies, too. 

  • Grumpy_Bear

    That is exactly why I don’t do organized religion anymore. I’m so sick of people who think they are better than others…especially when they aren’t.

  • Grumpy_Bear

    That is exactly why I don’t do organized religion anymore. I’m so sick of people who think they are better than others…especially when they aren’t.

  • Grumpy_Bear

    That is exactly why I don’t do organized religion anymore. I’m so sick of people who think they are better than others…especially when they aren’t.

  • Anonymous

    Well, he’d probably twitch a lot and ask us to detach him from his big block of wood.

  • Anonymous

    ‘I don’t believe in Heaven anymore, Moody’s just dead.’”  what kind of preacher does this to another living thing?  Little girls are supposed to belive their pets go to heaven.  That just broke me heart.

  • SK

    ouch

  • Andy P

    My crappy renters didn’t disclose that they had the cat, as I don’t allow them – for the reason I mentioned.  And incidentally, most dogs are usually tied to a leash or enclosed in a fenced in yard.  At least responsible dog owners do – I do.  Trouble is, fences don’t keep cats in and cat owners don’t put them on a leash (as they should, IMHO.)

  • Anonymous

    I believe you did what a responsible parent should do. There is plenty of time, as we adults know, to learn about cruelty and other hard issues like death.  Your husband and you get high marks from me for parenting skills and selflessness.

  • Anonymous

    Eddy Bell says:

    January 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    We are the owners of Moody, our sweet 12 year old boy. He was a
    rescue cat, that we had for 10 years, up to date on vaccinations,
    neutered, with a collar and tags. He was loved by our neighbors and
    especially all the children on our street who enjoyed petting him. He
    was an inside cat, but we let him out on occasion, he loved to bask in
    the sun.

    Rick Bartlett, pastor for the Bastrop Christian Church, has been
    arrested and charged with cruelty to animals in connection with the
    death of our beloved cat. The Bible actually has much to say in regard
    to animal abuse. In the beginning, God created the earth and all the
    creatures on it to be under the authority of humanity. He entrusted
    these beautiful elements of His creation to our care (Genesis 1:26) God
    expects the Christian, above all others, to be sensitive to all of His
    creation, knowing that exploiting or abusing it shows a disrespect for
    God Himself.

    I want to tell more of our story, Moody’s story. Rick Bartlett admits
    to capturing our Moody on Sunday the 15th. He admits to “forgetting
    about the cat” for 3 days. Our sweet Moody was left in a trap with no
    food or water, scared and confused FOR 3 DAYS.

    When he finally remembered he had Moody, he proceeded to take him to
    the police department where he was reportedly told they would take him
    back home, because he was a pet with a collar showing his address and
    phone number. When he found out they were going to take Moody back home,
    he reportedly told them nevermind, that he would do it himself.

    After he left the police department, he reportedly left Moody in the
    back of his truck, in a trap, and drove to the bank and to his church.
    After leaving the church, he then let the cat free from the cage, into
    the bed of the truck, then drove away (with my cat loose in the open bed
    of the truck!) saying he expected the cat would jump out, according to
    the police department report.

    The doctors have told us his injuries were possibly caused by falling
    from a high level. He did not take my beloved cat back home like he
    promised, we don’t believe he ever had that intention! My sweet Moody
    was found dying at the bottom of the bridge that runs over Fisherman’s
    Park, miles away from my neighborhood in Riverside Grove!

    Moody was taken to the Veterinarian after he was found barely alive
    under the bridge. He suffered for hours under that bridge, in
    unspeakable pain. He had collapsed lungs, was struggling to breathe. The
    pads of his paws were torn from his feet! When Moody saw me he couldn’t
    sit up but he tried to, he was crying out for me, he wanted his mommy
    to make it better and I couldn’t! He died a few hours later.

    The wreckage this has caused in our lives in tremendous. The day
    after Moody died my 5 year old daughter was inconsolable, crying
    hysterically while clutching Moody’s collar. Screaming “I want Moody
    back, why, why, why!” I tried to comfort her by telling her Moody is in
    Heaven now. However, because of the circumstances of this case, she has
    lost all faith. My 5 years old response to me “heaven doesn’t exist,
    Moody is just dead”.

    Rick Bartlett lives just three houses down from me, on my same
    street. If he would have just told us Moody was bothering him, even one
    time, we would have gladly done something about it. We were never given
    the chance! We would have given anything to have had that chance!

    Also, I would like to say, by Rick Bartlett’s own admission to the
    animal control officer, he says he had never seen Moody before. So, he
    had not been “stretched to his breaking point” as you say Norbert L.
    Simon! He had never had any contact with our cat before this incident!

    We have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from the
    citizens of Bastrop. This community is certainly full of animal lovers
    and people who seek justice, people are rallying support for this case.
    We have decided to dedicate our lives to this cause, we will never stop
    fighting!

  • Anonymous

    Eddy Bell says:

    January 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    We are the owners of Moody, our sweet 12 year old boy. He was a
    rescue cat, that we had for 10 years, up to date on vaccinations,
    neutered, with a collar and tags. He was loved by our neighbors and
    especially all the children on our street who enjoyed petting him. He
    was an inside cat, but we let him out on occasion, he loved to bask in
    the sun.

    Rick Bartlett, pastor for the Bastrop Christian Church, has been
    arrested and charged with cruelty to animals in connection with the
    death of our beloved cat. The Bible actually has much to say in regard
    to animal abuse. In the beginning, God created the earth and all the
    creatures on it to be under the authority of humanity. He entrusted
    these beautiful elements of His creation to our care (Genesis 1:26) God
    expects the Christian, above all others, to be sensitive to all of His
    creation, knowing that exploiting or abusing it shows a disrespect for
    God Himself.

    I want to tell more of our story, Moody’s story. Rick Bartlett admits
    to capturing our Moody on Sunday the 15th. He admits to “forgetting
    about the cat” for 3 days. Our sweet Moody was left in a trap with no
    food or water, scared and confused FOR 3 DAYS.

    When he finally remembered he had Moody, he proceeded to take him to
    the police department where he was reportedly told they would take him
    back home, because he was a pet with a collar showing his address and
    phone number. When he found out they were going to take Moody back home,
    he reportedly told them nevermind, that he would do it himself.

    After he left the police department, he reportedly left Moody in the
    back of his truck, in a trap, and drove to the bank and to his church.
    After leaving the church, he then let the cat free from the cage, into
    the bed of the truck, then drove away (with my cat loose in the open bed
    of the truck!) saying he expected the cat would jump out, according to
    the police department report.

    The doctors have told us his injuries were possibly caused by falling
    from a high level. He did not take my beloved cat back home like he
    promised, we don’t believe he ever had that intention! My sweet Moody
    was found dying at the bottom of the bridge that runs over Fisherman’s
    Park, miles away from my neighborhood in Riverside Grove!

    Moody was taken to the Veterinarian after he was found barely alive
    under the bridge. He suffered for hours under that bridge, in
    unspeakable pain. He had collapsed lungs, was struggling to breathe. The
    pads of his paws were torn from his feet! When Moody saw me he couldn’t
    sit up but he tried to, he was crying out for me, he wanted his mommy
    to make it better and I couldn’t! He died a few hours later.

    The wreckage this has caused in our lives in tremendous. The day
    after Moody died my 5 year old daughter was inconsolable, crying
    hysterically while clutching Moody’s collar. Screaming “I want Moody
    back, why, why, why!” I tried to comfort her by telling her Moody is in
    Heaven now. However, because of the circumstances of this case, she has
    lost all faith. My 5 years old response to me “heaven doesn’t exist,
    Moody is just dead”.

    Rick Bartlett lives just three houses down from me, on my same
    street. If he would have just told us Moody was bothering him, even one
    time, we would have gladly done something about it. We were never given
    the chance! We would have given anything to have had that chance!

    Also, I would like to say, by Rick Bartlett’s own admission to the
    animal control officer, he says he had never seen Moody before. So, he
    had not been “stretched to his breaking point” as you say Norbert L.
    Simon! He had never had any contact with our cat before this incident!

    We have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from the
    citizens of Bastrop. This community is certainly full of animal lovers
    and people who seek justice, people are rallying support for this case.
    We have decided to dedicate our lives to this cause, we will never stop
    fighting!

  • Anonymous

    Eddy Bell says:

    January 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    We are the owners of Moody, our sweet 12 year old boy. He was a
    rescue cat, that we had for 10 years, up to date on vaccinations,
    neutered, with a collar and tags. He was loved by our neighbors and
    especially all the children on our street who enjoyed petting him. He
    was an inside cat, but we let him out on occasion, he loved to bask in
    the sun.

    Rick Bartlett, pastor for the Bastrop Christian Church, has been
    arrested and charged with cruelty to animals in connection with the
    death of our beloved cat. The Bible actually has much to say in regard
    to animal abuse. In the beginning, God created the earth and all the
    creatures on it to be under the authority of humanity. He entrusted
    these beautiful elements of His creation to our care (Genesis 1:26) God
    expects the Christian, above all others, to be sensitive to all of His
    creation, knowing that exploiting or abusing it shows a disrespect for
    God Himself.

    I want to tell more of our story, Moody’s story. Rick Bartlett admits
    to capturing our Moody on Sunday the 15th. He admits to “forgetting
    about the cat” for 3 days. Our sweet Moody was left in a trap with no
    food or water, scared and confused FOR 3 DAYS.

    When he finally remembered he had Moody, he proceeded to take him to
    the police department where he was reportedly told they would take him
    back home, because he was a pet with a collar showing his address and
    phone number. When he found out they were going to take Moody back home,
    he reportedly told them nevermind, that he would do it himself.

    After he left the police department, he reportedly left Moody in the
    back of his truck, in a trap, and drove to the bank and to his church.
    After leaving the church, he then let the cat free from the cage, into
    the bed of the truck, then drove away (with my cat loose in the open bed
    of the truck!) saying he expected the cat would jump out, according to
    the police department report.

    The doctors have told us his injuries were possibly caused by falling
    from a high level. He did not take my beloved cat back home like he
    promised, we don’t believe he ever had that intention! My sweet Moody
    was found dying at the bottom of the bridge that runs over Fisherman’s
    Park, miles away from my neighborhood in Riverside Grove!

    Moody was taken to the Veterinarian after he was found barely alive
    under the bridge. He suffered for hours under that bridge, in
    unspeakable pain. He had collapsed lungs, was struggling to breathe. The
    pads of his paws were torn from his feet! When Moody saw me he couldn’t
    sit up but he tried to, he was crying out for me, he wanted his mommy
    to make it better and I couldn’t! He died a few hours later.

    The wreckage this has caused in our lives in tremendous. The day
    after Moody died my 5 year old daughter was inconsolable, crying
    hysterically while clutching Moody’s collar. Screaming “I want Moody
    back, why, why, why!” I tried to comfort her by telling her Moody is in
    Heaven now. However, because of the circumstances of this case, she has
    lost all faith. My 5 years old response to me “heaven doesn’t exist,
    Moody is just dead”.

    Rick Bartlett lives just three houses down from me, on my same
    street. If he would have just told us Moody was bothering him, even one
    time, we would have gladly done something about it. We were never given
    the chance! We would have given anything to have had that chance!

    Also, I would like to say, by Rick Bartlett’s own admission to the
    animal control officer, he says he had never seen Moody before. So, he
    had not been “stretched to his breaking point” as you say Norbert L.
    Simon! He had never had any contact with our cat before this incident!

    We have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from the
    citizens of Bastrop. This community is certainly full of animal lovers
    and people who seek justice, people are rallying support for this case.
    We have decided to dedicate our lives to this cause, we will never stop
    fighting!

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t say you knew there were tapes. :::waggles eyebrows:::

  • Sam

    I know, that’s why his excuse of ‘i thought it was a feral cat’ is so stupid. As if he wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference…

  • Anonymous

    “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ” – Gandhi.   I know a lot of preachers are great people, but guys like this and some of the ones we read on here give me the heebie jeebies. The Ted Haggard thing was pretty much the nail in the coffin on religion for me. I’m not downing anyone for their beliefs, I say to each his own and it’s nobody else’s business. But when all of those preaching the good book can’t walk what they talk, I can’t follow them. I saw a bumper sticker the other day. “It’s not God I have a problem with… it’s his fan club”.

  • http://oddlyunfocused.blogspot.com/ Eccentric_Lady

    Me too. :(

  • Anonymous

    Dude, your arguments are just… weird.  Because dogs never break out of fenced yards, or tear free of their owners grasp, or break the leash, right?  If my cat gets free, what’s the worst it’s going to do?  You think it’s going to be worse than if a dog breaks free?  How many stories do you read about escaped cats mauling people?  And I don’t usually see landlords who allow dogs but not cats, I see a lot who allow cats but not dogs.  If cats aren’t allowed, dogs usually aren’t either.  Most homes I’ve walked into that have carpets and dogs smell way worse than any home with cats.  Dog smell just seeps into carpets something awful.  If a cat is well behaved and fixed, you won’t really smell it.   

  • Anonymous

    Lmao DKOS You brat!

  • wyrosjr

    Correlation does not equal causation. Your bias against religion is clouding your judgement.

  • wyrosjr

    Thanks for this, my family is pushing for a cat. I think it should be an outside one, if at all.

  • wyrosjr

    I wish I knew why churches so often concentrate on trivial crap while ignoring the major tenets of their religion. It would seem they forgot about the KISS formula.

  • wyrosjr

    We have no animal control shelter here. Once I called all over looking for one even within driving distance and there was none. The head of our local police force told me to shoot the animals. (They were abandoned animals at a house I had bought.)

  • Anonymous

    Wow! good for them.That poor cat this just makes me sick. no ryme or reason for it. Thanks for posting this collie.

  • Anonymous

    Thats terrible, I would not be able to do that, kill the abandoned animals.I hate people who abandon their animals and make it everyone elses resposibility.

  • Anonymous

    Hiding the reality of death from your children isn’t “what a responsible parent should do.” Parents shouldn’t swaddle their children in cotton wool and conceal life’s tragedies from them. Death is a natural, inevitable part of life.  The concept that children should be shielded from an understanding and experience with death is a modern one, and I don’t think we’ve done ourselves any favors by hiding from it.  

  • Anonymous

    Cats only act that way if they’re not treated properly.  If their litterbox isn’t cleaned regularly, they will pee elsewhere.  That is not the cat’s fault.  It’s the “crappy ass” renter, not the cat, who didn’t ask to live in your fucking rental, anyway.  

    People who think that dogs are the only *real* pets are  people who need their pets to naturally suck up to them and live in fear of their displeasure.  Any animal is a REAL pet if a person bothers to learn about its needs and interact with it in a meaningful, enriching way. You’re clearly not capable.

  • Kathryn S

    The bastard that did this deserves a similar fate to the one that he gave the poor animal, but so does the animal control agent that had an opportunity to rescue the animal from the douche and didn’t.   They saw the collar and should have called the owner, regardless of the man’s alleged standing in the community. 

  • Anonymous

    If your clean they’re not bad, but you have to keep on top of their litter box.

  • Anonymous

    Please re-read what I wrote. I didn’t say that hiding death was the right thing to do – not at all. I do think telling your child that someone brutally murdered the child’s pet is part of what makes these two parents pieces of shit.

  • Anonymous

    So you believe that invoking the parts of Christianity that bring attention to themselves is the right thing to do before there is a trial. What happened to the New Testament where the message is forgiveness, love, and reconciliation.

    Does innocent until proven guilty play a part of their vision of Christianity?

  • Anonymous

    “They act like they own you…”

    That’s funny as hell. You must have some self-esteem issues if a mere cat can make you feel subjugated.

  • Anonymous

    You are an idiot

  • Anonymous

     It was the people. not the animal. Your brain is very small

     

  • Anonymous

    He is probably very annoyed with the Animal Control Officer for “making” him dirty his hands like that, too.

  • Anonymous

    Would you suspect a local pastor would be that stupid? Or that you couldn’t trust him to do what he had just told you he was going to do (i.e. take the animal home to hs neighbours himself)?

    To us it is pretty obvious that the man is lying scum and that he was hell-bent on having the kitty murdered, by them or by his own hand (if absolutely necessary); but why would LE suspect such a thing of an upstanding citizen and a pillar of the local community?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WYTW5UWWTGEKN4L2HBZ7I4E5E Zazen

    I hate that people do that. My boss lives out in the country and she has a constant stream of cats and dogs getting dumped at her place. Lucky for the cats and dogs (those she can catch anyway), she also works for a non-profit animal rescue.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WYTW5UWWTGEKN4L2HBZ7I4E5E Zazen

    I hate that people do that. My boss lives out in the country and she has a constant stream of cats and dogs getting dumped at her place. Lucky for the cats and dogs (those she can catch anyway), she also works for a non-profit animal rescue.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WYTW5UWWTGEKN4L2HBZ7I4E5E Zazen

    I hate that people do that. My boss lives out in the country and she has a constant stream of cats and dogs getting dumped at her place. Lucky for the cats and dogs (those she can catch anyway), she also works for a non-profit animal rescue.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WYTW5UWWTGEKN4L2HBZ7I4E5E Zazen

    I hate that people do that. My boss lives out in the country and she has a constant stream of cats and dogs getting dumped at her place. Lucky for the cats and dogs (those she can catch anyway), she also works for a non-profit animal rescue.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5WYTW5UWWTGEKN4L2HBZ7I4E5E Zazen

    I hate that people do that. My boss lives out in the country and she has a constant stream of cats and dogs getting dumped at her place. Lucky for the cats and dogs (those she can catch anyway), she also works for a non-profit animal rescue.

  • Anonymous

    You are brain dead and before that, obviously, you had no valuable thinking skills.

  • Anonymous

    You extolled the virtue of the poster for having told their child that the dog ran away when they knew for a fact that it was dead.  You gave them “high marks from me for parenting skills and selflessness.”  If that was not the point of your post, then what DID you mean, exactly?

    Calling these people pieces of shit is just ridiculous and over the top.  These are people who love their child and chose to disclose information to her based on their knowledge of her capacity to handle that information.  These are parents who made a choice different from what you would choose. Disagreeing with you makes them pieces of shit. After reading this site regularly and seeing people put their children in microwaves, lock them in cages, discipline them with dog shock collars, rape, film and exploit them, you can still call these people pieces of shit?  You are an imbecile.  

    FYI – children are perfectly capable of making decisions about their beliefs without parental intervention.  

  • Anonymous

    You are insane. I think children need to learn coping mechanisms first. I think that children do not have to be exposed to horrible truths to learn these mechanisms – and believe that the only purpose to do otherwise is to build a general distrust of all people. The stories here are unusual and that is why we read them – or at least why I do. 

    I will revise what what I said about the parents: I think their parenting skills are shitty and their use of religion is pathetic. I may be vilified even more for this, but I find people who refer to their pets with terms suchas “baby,” “mommy,” “papa,” and “my other child” as simply sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austin-Doyle/1138629632 Austin Doyle

    That’s what you take away from this? You’re just a sick and demented and ignorant as the piece of crap so called pastor that did this. Sick.

  • Anonymous

    Yes. I am insane, but I know it, and Itake my meds. Your problem is that you can’t admit you’re fucking nuts. The stories here aren’t unusual, which is why I read them. If I just wanted unusual stuff, I’d read an oddities blog or lurk on /b/. What we see here, I believe, is where we see humanity at it’s most unfiltered.

    An inescapable truth of life is that life doesn’t give a shit when you are capable of understanding something for it to happen to you. Child psychologists will tell you that by the age of eight, most children are capable of dealing with tragedy. Children are very psychologically resilient, just as they are more physically resilient than we are as adults. Parents should not protect their children from knowledge of life’s tragedies when they do occur. It is a benefit to their adult selves to have successfully experienced travail.

    You’re making a huge set of inferences about these parents and their daughter that are a bit more of a leap than I think is supportable. I don’t see them “using religion” any differently than any other average person might. They told their daughter that the cat had “gone to heaven.” They didn’t say, “now that an evil pastor murdered your cat in cold blood, you hate God, right?” This guy is their neighbor. She knows he’s a pastor. He’s complained about the cat before. We don’t know how she found out that he was involved. It’s not in this story or any of the others I’ve read. How do you think they are “using” God? What do you think their agenda is? They aren’t atheists. They tried to soften the pet’s death by saying the cat’s with God, so they aren’t pushing atheism, if that’s what you mean. How are they using her “as a pawn?”

    I find people people who don’t refer to their pets as part of the family or as their children (we call ours “the fur pigs”), unsettling. I think they’re more likely to be sociopaths. Folks who are offended by the affection others show to their pets also creep me out. Why the fuck do you care? I was raised in a house where our dog, David, was referred to as my little brother, so you’ve actually just sassed my mother, and I do believe that Internet Behavior Protocol requires me to respond in some way. I’m fairly sure you know I’m that kind of person from encountering me on other threads. Heck, just looking at my avatar let you know that I am exactly that kind of person, so, it actually took me a moment to realize that you were attacking the victims here, and not just sassing me, personally.

    Also, their cat is a freaking clone of my baby Erik. Yep! I said it! He’s my baby. So I’m sad, I guess… What you are doing, though, is attacking the victims. In general, I’m against that, so I guess I think you’re kind of sad.

  • Anonymous

    Fearful aren’t you? Watch Fox News and vote Republican much?

  • Anonymous

    HA!!! Far from it. That is hilarious! I guess you haven’t read any of my posts, after all.

  • Anonymous

    Ha! I hope you’re being facetious. If not, you clearly haven’t read any of my posts.

    If you’re referring to my comment about life handing out unavoidable tragedy, naive much? I guess you don’t knowitall, John.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-E-Kagiannis/1386642830 Mary E. Kagiannis

    JohnQ, who said the parents told her exactly what happened.  This is a big case in their town.  The naighbors are all talking, its been covered on the news.  She goes to school, do you think the others kids haven’t mentioned it to her?  There’s dozens of ways she could have found out the details of what happened besides her parents saying that the poor thing was murder by the naighbor.

  • Anonymous

    Very/extremely wrong what he did…

    However I understand his frustration of having cats mess up/shit on your garden. It pisses me off even more that the so called “owners” think it’s cute/they are lazy & don’t wanna clean a fucking litter box/don’t give a fuck about leaving their cats outside.

    I don’t care about fucking cats one bit, and I urge people that do to NOT LEAVE THEIR CATS OUTSIDE, DAMMIT!

    There are animals, illnesses, vehicles and shit that can hurt your cat. I don’t care if he goes NUTS inside. DON’T HAVE THAT CAT THEN! If they are not inside cats, then give it to a farmer.

    THis has been a pretty awesome winter here in Alberta, Canada. It’s been like -40°F for like 15 days only & after that the tems have been in the positives or close to 0°. AND PEOPLE THINK THIS IS ACCEPTABLE WEATHER TO LEAVE THEIR CATS ROAMING OUTSIDE OVERNIGHT.

    FUCK’EM. You get what you give.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry about your Eddie.

    One piece of advice. If your dog doesn’t like to be “cooped up all the time”, it’s telling you that IF YOU TAKE IT FOR A WALK ONCE or more A DAY and pick up it’s crap, not only will it be happily waiting for you for that walk (that will also be bonding time between you two) and it will make your neighbors not hate the dog that poops on everyone’s lawn & roams the streets.

  • Anonymous

    I LIKE YOU!
    I was reaing about this rapist that was in the military. He said he chose a particular woman to rape because she had a cat. He said: “if she would’ve had a dog, even if it was a little one;  I would’ve gone on to another house”.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t get one if it’s gonna be outside of the house & you live in the city/suburbs. Those that don’t like cats or like their garden/flower beds will NOT appreciate your cat’s shit in it nor having to pick up all the damned garbage your cat tore off from the inside of a ripped bag.

    Get a dog if that’s the case OR GET A BUNNY then. As cute as a cat, will NOT be aggressive (if you get one for a baby) and kids will love it. Plus you can eat it if you get sick of it/hate it.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, thanks for the screeching, caps loaded “advice” there, but I didn’t live in the suburbs. This was way out in the country in a place that never heard of pooper scooper laws. Very common for pets to roam in the area. He was a stray for a long time, didn’t like a leash but he seemed to want to stay with us so I let him. Your trying to paint me as some lazy bitch that didn’t want to walk a dog is really nice. ‘Preciate it (nevermind that my other dog that I raised was walked every day, HE didn’t mind a leash having been human raised and used to it.). Yes, I know it wasn’t the best thing in the world to let him run free, but sometimes animals want what they want and you let them do it. Thanks for making a guilt trip a little steeper.

  • Anonymous

    I did eventually tell my child what happened, when he was 13 and more able to process it. He even said that at that age it would have been a lot harder for him to process and bear as he was very attached to the dog and a very sensitive child. I just made the decision I felt was right in my own family, as everyone has the right to do.

  • Anonymous

    …liked for the eating part ;)

  • Anonymous

    I DID NOT say you were lazy. I was explaining why your dog might seem to act like “it’s too cooped up”. When he roamed the streets, he WAS walking himself. That would explain it.

    And I live in a small town that while it’s almost suburbia-like, we still have an auction mart that makes the town smell like cow shit on thursdays especially. We have plenty of country to also have a brown bear warnings & cougars a few miles out of town & deer going into my backyard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-House/1011555524 John House

    ” Yes, I know it wasn’t the best thing in the world to let Eddie run free, but sometimes animals want what they want and you let them do it. ”

    It’s called training.  You should try it (for yourself and any animals you might still have).

  • Andy P

    Yeah self esteem issues – that’s it, and I guess there is no truth to any of this either. You’re welcome to disagree with me but it doesn’t mean my brain is small when my comment is factually accurate.

    http://www.cracked.com/article/226_6-adorable-cat-behaviors-with-shockingly-evil-explanations/ 

  • Andy P

    Who wants a shitbox in their house?  Ok, you.  And that’s fine; its your choice.  As far as being capable you missed it completely – Actually, I’m clearly just not interested.

  • Anonymous

    Ooooh…a Cracked article. So impressed with your “facts”.

  • Andy P

    If the shoe fits.

  • nadia

    Pastor Rick Bartlett and his wife, Tina Bartlett
    have a “NEW” church called:

    Riverside Community Church
    609 Jessica Place
    Bastrop, TX
    78602

    The church phone number is: (512) 718-0190.
    Church begins at 10:00 AM
    Sociological reports state that animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people and four times more likely to commit property crimes than are individuals without a history of animal abuse.

  • nadia

    Moody when he was alive, happy and had a loving home. He was a nice cat that never hurt anyone. He was defenseless.

  • JusticeForMoody

    Pastor & a volunteer police chaplain, Rick Bartlett of Bastrop, TX, entrapped, starved, tortured and threw Moody the Cat over a 50-foot bridge called HWY 150 Bridge. The cat had an ID collar belonging to his neighbors three doors down on Rick’s residential street. There has been no trial date set and this dastardly crime took place on 1/17/2012 at 4:30 PM. The court case number is: 28.467
    Yet Rick Bartlett has been allowed to start up a new church called Riverside Christian Church on 609 Jessica Place, Bastrop, TX just a few blocks from his own home after he was let go from Bastrop Christian Church. His new Riverside Christian Church begins every Sunday at 10:00 AM. Here is the clincher; the Bartlett’s own a dog named “Toot.” How would they like it if someone pulled the same stunt on their beloved dog or their five children? Tina Bartlett, his wife went right along with the heinous crime to Moody the Cat being thrown over HWY Bridge 150. She knew all about it and did nothing to stop it.
    Please call, write. fax or email District Attorney Bryan Goertz at:
    Phone: 512-581-7125
    Here is the email address to write to him: gayle.wilhelm@co.bastrop.tx.us (She is the Executive Assistant to the D. A. or prosecutor, Bryan Goertz.)
    Please call, write or fax:
    District Attorney Bryan Goertz
    Phone: 512-581-7125
    Fax: 512-581-7133
    Address: 804 Pecan Street; Bastrop, TX 78602

    There is a petition going out called “Justice for Moody” Here is the website: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/486/Justice-For-Moody/

  • newstarshipsmell

    Well you could always give the service a shot. Don’t forget to take a shit ton of gerbils with you. And don’t remember to leave with them.

  • JusticeForMoody

    There has been no trial date set and this dastardly crime took place one year ago on 1/17/2012 at 4:30 PM. His court case number is: 28.467

    Yet …Rick Bartlett has been allowed to start up a new church called Riverside Christian Church on 609 Jessica Place, Bastrop, TX 78602. It is just a few blocks from his own home after he was let go from Bastrop Christian Church.
    The new church phone number: (512) 718-0190.
    His new Riverside Christian Church begins every Sunday at 10:00 AM.

    Here is the clincher; the Bartlett’s own a dog named “Toot.” How would they like it if someone pulled the same stunt on their beloved dog? Tina Bartlett, his wife went right along with the heinous crime to Moody the cat being thrown over HWY Bridge 150. She knew all about it and did nothing to stop it.
    For Justice, please call, write. fax or email District Attorney Bryan Goertz at:
    Phone: 512-581-7125
    Here is the email address to write to him:
    gayle.wilhelm@co.bastrop.tx.us (She is the Executive Assistant to the D. A. or prosecutor, Bryan Goertz.)
    Once again, PLEASE call, write, fax or email:
    District Attorney Bryan Goertz
    Phone: 512-581-7125
    Fax: 512-581-7133
    Address: 804 Pecan Street; Bastrop, TX 78602

    To read the news article and see the video of Moody and Rick Bartlett:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/26/texas-pastor-throws-cat-off-bridge_n_1233975.html

    If the justice system lets us down, then let’s not let Moody the cat down. Animal lovers should see to it that we give Rick Bartlett the same treatment he gave to Moody the Cat from HWY 150 Bridge.

    If the justice system lets us down, then let’s not let Moody the cat down. Animal lovers should see to it that we give Rick Bartlett the same treatment he gave to Moody the Cat from HWY 150 Bridge.

  • http://twitter.com/Starcats Claudia Dikinis

    Animal abusers are often wife beaters, child beaters or
    molesters and can become serial killers. I think this so-called
    “pastor” is hiding behind the church as a way of concealing his
    psychopathic nature. I have a strong suspicion that a full investigation into
    to this piece of shite would turn up a lot more ugly, disturbing facts about
    who this monster really is.

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