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Pennsylvania Cat Shooter Ordered To Work With Animals, Shelters Say 'No' (VIDEO)

First Posted: 08/05/11 03:54 PM ET Updated: 10/05/11 06:12 AM ET

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After pleading guilty to shooting a cat with a crossbow, Patrick Canfield was sentenced Tuesday to serve 150 hours at two local animal shelters, WNEP-TV 16 reports.

But the animal shelters said "No."

"I think it's like letting a pedophile watch a baby, Trish Moyer, Hillside SPCA Assistant Director, told the news outlet. "I'm not going to feel comfortable letting him around any of our dogs or any of our cats, so he's not welcome here at the shelter."

Schuylkill County Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin rescinded his original order on Thursday, according to the Republican Herald, but he didn't say why.

"Neither one of them wanted him, so we have no choice but to look elsewhere," John Richmond, chief county probation officer, told the Republican Herald. "We can find alternate places (for Canfield) to do his community service."

Canfield will still have to fork over $1,000 to pay for Oscar the cat's surgery and also serve six month's probation.

But the owner of the attacked feline isn't satisfied with the punishment.

"Jail time would have been nice because he pretty much turned our house into a prison," Amy Fisher shared with WNEP-TV 16. "Where I used to feel safe and that was my sanctuary, it's not anymore."

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Filed by Eleanor Goldberg  |