O/T-you have got to be kidding meSubmitted by Stillstruggling on Mon, 01/09/2017 - 7:28pm
Today in our local paper, I stumbled across a very short article detailing a child abuse/endangerment case.
As the story goes, a caregiver of a 1 year old reported that somewhere in the last 8 days that the child was scratched by a cat and received a 1/2 scratch. This is actually being investigated by DCFS and the police.
I was so extremely puzzled when I read this. When my SS10, then 7, came back from BM's house with welts on his ass from her BF spanking him we got the most incompetent caseworker ever and the state's attorney wouldn't press charges. We still, 3 years later, have not even received a copy of the report after numerous written requests. I'm not against spanking, but it was clearly abusive. It's one of those times where I can say that the system failed.
But they're investigating a cat scratch?
We have 4 cats in our house, they all still have their claws. Everyone at one time or another has been scratched by them accidentally. BD7 got scratched on her face today when she was playing with the kitten. I'm sure her scratch is more than 1/2 inch. I would be furious if DCFS showed up at my house over that.
There has to be more to the story...right?