Florida Man Arrested After Four Kittens Found In His Freezer

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Rodney J. Blanchard had a guest over at his home whom he asked to get a beer out of the freezer. When the woman opened the ice box door instead of finding brewskies, she found four small kittens. Blanchard, a 49-year-old St. Petersburg resident, has now been arrested on four charges of animal cruelty and one charge of battery.

The incident happened Sunday, and the woman, 38-year-old Eva Mulder, at first informed Blanchard that she couldn't find any beer in the freezer. Blanchard told her to take a closer look, and informed her that there were kittens in the freezer instead. Mulder tried to remove the cats, but Blanchard pushed her aside and told her to leave.

According to a new release, Mulder then went home and called police

Deputies arrived and heard meowing coming form the freezer. The four kittens, all about six months old were stuffed inside individual sandwich bags.

One of the kittens, a calico and white female, was not responding. The rest, three male orange and white kittens, were shriveling. One was having trouble breathing. Deputies wrapped the kittens in a blanket and turned them over to the emergency veterinary care center. The SPCA eventually took in the three cats that survived.

Blanchard is now charged with four counts felony cruelty to animals and one count of misdemeanor battery for pushing Mulder.

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24 comments
Sage 09173
Sage 09173

@ Jorge Martin it's that kind of thrid world mentally that will kep you living in huts. animals can feel pain. someone that is not compassionate towards animals needs to be looked at closely. I think you fit the bill. Go back to Cuba or Wl Salvaor, where ever it is that you came from. Perhaps Mexico???

Teresa Shnacks
Teresa Shnacks

This story made me cry. I hope he gets locked in a freezer too, with a bag over his head.

Rodrigo Alfonso Argüello
Rodrigo Alfonso Argüello

I think that goes to the people in NY that watched a guy get hit by a train and did nothing about it. Oh, they did have time to take pictures.

you1
you1

Who the heck was the editor of this post??? It's so horribly written! "...were shriveling..."??? Do you mean "shivering"?? Geez 

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

Is he was Chinese no one would think anything of it...

Marlon De Leon
Marlon De Leon

why is everyone jumping to conclusions? maybe they died right after birth? maybe he was just preserving them till he found a formula to bring them back to life.. kinda like Walt Disney

Lon Allen
Lon Allen

Of the year? Where does zombie face eater fit in the rankings?

Lynne Dear
Lynne Dear

We need tougher laws for animal abuse..... Grade 1 felony.

Juan R. Pollo
Juan R. Pollo

And yet, others have dead cow, chicken, fish and other carcasses in their freezer and nobody says a word.

BrianaSaati
BrianaSaati

@MiamiNewTimes that's it? That's all he gets? Signs of a sociopath...

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