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Sentence for killing cat ‘didn’t go far enough,’ OHS says

A sentence handed to a man convicted of killing a cat with a shovel was too lenient, the Ottawa Humane Society said Thursday.

Daniel Bordeau, 63, of Marionville was convicted of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal that he claimed stole a steak from his barbecue, the OHS said Thursday.

In June of 2007, witnesses said they saw a man strike a grey-and-white shorthair cat multiple times with the head of a wooden shovel handle. The man admitted in court that the cat died, though its body was never recovered.

OHS inspectors originally charged Bordeau in 2007 and asked the court to prohibit him from ever owning animals again.

Earlier this week, the court ordered Bordeau to pay a one-time fine of $500.

“We’re extremely frustrated the sentence didn’t go far enough,” said OHS inspector Miriam Smith.

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