Sentence altered for Chickasaw man who killed cat

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a Chickasaw man who was convicted of torturing a kitten will not have to spend 18 months in prison after all.

Mobile County Circuit Judge James Wood changed the sentence for 24-year-old Ralph Allen Fisk, who will now be required to spend the 18 months reporting to Mobile's Community Corrections Center.

The corrections center typically requires its participants to report daily and undergo a series of intense rehabilitation programs.

Testimony during Fisk's one-day trial before Wood earlier this year showed Fisk got angry at his common-law wife's 4-month old kitten after it scratched him.

Fisk cut all four of the kitten's pads off to the bone, then burned its belly and genitalia. It was found alive in a closet but died shortly afterward.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Betty Clark Location: Gardendale on Jan 3, 2009 at 10:16 AM
    What a shame that the torture of an innocent cat was taken so lightly. As an animal lover Mr. Fisk should be punished and spend time in jail to think about this. Perhaps he would like to have his feet cut and his belly burned. Shame on Judge Wood--a miscarriage of justice.
  • by kathy Location: geneva county on Dec 31, 2008 at 02:26 PM
    what is wrong here ??? how about we cut of his hands and feet and burn him like he done that kitten . then we throw him in a closet and let him die a slow and pain full death ... now that sounds fair to me ...that judge must not like animals or cats
  • by CYNTHIA on Dec 31, 2008 at 10:37 AM
    HE SHOULD BE SENTENCED TO THE MAXIMUM FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY IN ALABAMA WHICH IS 10 YEARS. HE'S A LOW LIFE SCUMBAG!
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