Robert Habermehl

Robert Habermehl
Crime: Animal Abuse

Robert Habermehl comes from Canada and I’m not particularly thrilled about that. The Calgary, Alberta man is a convicted cat killer, and the world could do with fewer of those.

In 2009 Robert Habermehl and his soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend Melanie Manning were in the process of splitting up. I’m sure she had excellent reasons to ditch him. Anyway, Robert Habermehl was still sharing the home with Melanie Manning when he was left alone for a period of time with Minnie the cat.

Suffice it to say Minnie the cat bore the brunt of Robert Habermehl’s rage against the world. When Melanie Manning came home later she discovered her beloved pet was in a bad way — a really bad way.

Because she couldn’t afford to pay for veterinary care, Melanie Manning took poor Minnie to the Calgary Humane Society to see if they would take her in and make her better.

Alas, despite their best efforts, the CHS veterinarians had to put Minnie down. It was the humane thing to do.

It’s not too surprising that Minnie the cat didn’t survive the brutal assault — she’d suffered a blunt force trauma injury that left her intestines hanging out.

How the hell can anyone do that to a helpless, loving, little animal?

Minnie the cat was injured on September 21, 2009. Robert Habermehl was charged on November 27, 2009. He finally went to trial in April 2013. That’s a long wait for justice, IMO.

Robert Habermehl proclaimed his innocence in 2009 and continues to this day.

Hmmmm, he was ALONE with Minnie and her intestines fell out without him doing a single thing to her? Umm, I don’t think so. Cats aren’t known to spontaneously fall apart like that.

Judge Bruce Fraser convicted Robert the cat killer Habermehl of willfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to a cat. Yay, Judge Fraser!

The good judge had determined that Robert Habermehl had the exclusive opportunity to injure poor old Minnie. I would say he also had a major motive — to punish Melanie Manning for splitting up with him. Sick bastard.

The conviction did not make Robert Habermehl very happy. He told the judge that locking him up would be treating him worse than Minnie. He said he was being made to look like a bad guy because he locked Minnie in her kennel for up to 10 hours because she misbehaved.

“You’re treating me inhumanely,” he complained to the judge. Riiight. The brutal cat killer doesn’t like to be treated inhumanely.

Calgary Courts Centre

Calgary Courts Centre

On June 3, 2013, Robert Habermehl returned to court for sentencing. He was representing himself.

Robert Habermehl was not surprisingly seeking an absolute discharge so he would have no criminal record. Dream on, dude.

Crown prosecutor Matt Dalidowicz was seeking a prison sentence of 5 to 6 months. I know which one I’d prefer for the vicious kitty killer.

Robert Habermehl, in representing himself, criticized Judge Fraser for finding him guilty. “This decision was based on fantasy,” he told the judge.

Excuse me, but Minnie’s horrific injury and subsequent death were by no means a fantasy. They were all too real.

Judge Fraser replied, “(If) you disagree with my decision, you can take it to the Court of Appeal.”

Robert Habermehl accused the prosecutor and the judge of using his religious beliefs against him. At least that’s my take on it. It was a bit baffling.

“The Crown and you decided to embellish the significance of (my religious) beliefs. I didn’t think I’d be under attack in a court of law when you read a (bible) verse,” Robert Habermehl had said.

Excuse me but WTF do his religious beliefs have to do with anything? Only in Robert Habermehl’s twisted mind did it have any bearing. And it appears he always has to portray himself as a victim of an unjust world.

Robert Habermehl then made claims to have had 3 heart attacks in the previous 3 weeks because of the stress (riiiight) and just as he was submitting his medical records to the court he began to hyperventilate.

“I’m kind of blacking out here right now,” the convicted cat killer told Judge Fraser. “I think I better sit down right now … I want to lay down.”

An ambulance was summoned for the ailing Robert Habermehl, and after talking with the paramedics in the lobby of the Calgary Courts Centre for an hour he walked to the ambulance under his own power. Presumably he was taken to hospital for evaluation.

Despite his “heart attacks”, Robert Habermehl has not escaped sentencing. His courtroom antics have only delays the proceedings until the end of June 2013.

I shall keeper readers posted on his sentence — keep your fingers crossed it’s significant jail time. Inhumane or not, it’s what he deserves.

RIP Minnie. Good kitty.

And women of Alberta, beware this dude. If you have a pet please do not start a relationship with him! Spare yourself and your loved ones the anguish that a vindictive Robert Habermehl can cause.


Robert Habermehl was sentenced to 90 days in jail. He’d interrupted his sentencing by having another one of his “heart attacks”.

Calgary Herald article

Daisy Foundation article

CTV News article

17 Responses to Robert Habermehl

  1. moodymagic says:

    Poor kitty. What a whack job or is it an act. What would have happened if there was a little kid involved. Anger management classes should be a definite must for this prick.

  2. bulldoggy says:

    How I wish my dog Charlie had teeth so he could sink them into this despicable animal abuser. Cannot stand cowardly bastards like him. Charlie could not reach his throat but he could definitely damage his crotch, if only he had teeth. Pathetic wimp of a cat killer, he should be sent away to prison for years in my opinion.

    • Bengalpuss says:

      Bulldoggy, this Fucking bastard is lucky im not canadian, or in canada, because if i was, his intestines would be protruding out of his pasty white arse. What a Fucking pussy(no pun intended) he is, faking a panic attack to prevent him going to jail. If i was that judge, i would want proof that he’d had 3 heart attacks in three weeks, and if he was bullshitting, i’d send him to jail for committing perjury. Goes to show what a cowardly bastard he is, he can beat a cat so severly it has to be euthanised, but shit’s his pants at the thought of going to jail. Boy i hope the judge sends this fucker to jail.

      • Lillith says:

        Agreed…Of course, I believe they should have the death penalty for offenses like extreme animal abuse, child abuse, sexual offenses, and of course any murder that isn’t self defense or accidental.
        This is definently a shocking case of extreme animal abuse. Can we just duct tape him naked to a wall and use him as a knife throwing target?

  3. awesomeblossom says:

    He is such a vindictive monster I am sure if his girlfriend had a child he would have hurt it too. I really hope no other woman will let him close. He is vicious and if he can hurt an animal he can hurt people too.

  4. kingcat says:

    Cat killing critters like him need to be taught a lesson. A few days in jail isn’t enough. He should get a lifetime ban from being around animals too. And he should be stomped until something falls out.

  5. pj says:

    What is wrong with this guy? Seriously, was he dropped on his head repeatedly as a child? Did nobody ever teach him how to treat people and animals? Or is he missing the brain cells that control empathy and self-control? There is something frighteningly wrong with him, and he is probably dangerous when he doesn’t get his own way. Anyone who can rage against a little animal should be put into treatment for the rest of his life. Or failing that, he should be given a real lesson in what being treated inhumanely is like.

  6. Lillith says:

    OMG! WTF! So, let me get this right: He did absoultely nothing to this poor cat, yet her owner came home & found the poor thing’s intestines hanging out of her (yeah, like THAT’S a normal everyday thing…My cat Jasper disembowls himself ALL the time, right after he sprouts winga out of his ass and flies aroud the house a few times barking like a dog), and he thinks that he’s being “inhumanely” given jail time for his religion? And all because this is based on “fantasy”? Yeah, let me let this soak in….
    Nope, it still doesn’t make any sense…
    What makes perfect sense however is that this is an evil, sick, sadistic bastard who can’t take rejection, because his ego is likely smaller than his cock, and injured the poor cat to get back at his ex. Why the woman would leave her cat with her stupid ex in the first place is beyond me, but we all make mistakes.
    If there were a silver lining to this, at least it was the cat & not the ex girlfriend who was murdered. Then again, it would be even better if he had just disembowled himself. He would’ve saved the poor cat & it’s owner alot of pain & suffering, and it definently would’ve saved the good taxpayers a load of cash for taking his worthless ass to trial. Can we just string him up by his balls from a tree and beat him ’til candy falls out?
    RIP Minnie- You were surely a loyal friend and beloved pet.

    • 2cute says:

      Lillith, I don’t think that candy could actually fall out of him. Can we just beat him until his colon falls out?

      • Lillith says:

        Why stop at the colon? And why can’t candy fall out? Maybe we could each bring a bag of candy to the party and force it down his throat with a big long funnel. I’m sure a professional cocksucker like him won’t mind one more long hard thing shoved down his throat. Then, we can string him up and beat him until the candy falls out! :)
        (and yes, I’m having a particularly bad week. This is almost better than therapy and definently cheaper…)

    • MsM says:

      Eh, the sociopaths always find ways to ‘defend’ their actions – they’re also the types to rep themselves because they don’t trust anybody else to follow their lead. This guy is about as heinous as they come. It’s a good thing he has no children…they’d probably suffer the same fate.

      At the same time, and this might get me into some trouble with some people, but the exgf really shouldn’t have left the cat alone with the guy. If you’re in the process of leaving somebody who is obviously incendiary, the first thing you get out of the home are 1. children, 2. pets, 3. important papers. 4.everything else. in that order. Kids and animals are the most vulnerable of victims, even the shortest amount of time with a guy like this one could be deadly.

      • Lillith says:

        “In 2009 Robert Habermehl and his soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend Melanie Manning were in the process of splitting up. I’m sure she had excellent reasons to ditch him. Anyway, Robert Habermehl was still sharing the home with Melanie Manning when he was left alone for a period of time with Minnie the cat.”

        Actually her first mistake was letting her ex remain as a roommate. That’s my number one rule after a break up. I don’t keep old garbage hanging around the house. If I don’t pack up & leave, they get the chance to pack & leave before them & thier crap end up strewn between the sidewalk & the dumpster.I make a clean break of it, and that’s that…end of story.

  7. pj says:

    So what kind of religious beliefs does this crappy creep have that says it’s ok to beat animals until their innards fall out? Yeah, he’s totally religious, you can tell. Maybe he’s into the animal sacrifice part of religion, but isn’t that supposed to appease god instead of freaking out your ex? Nah, his religion is as bogus as his heart attacks. He’s a fake and a freak and needs to be banned from having animals and girlfriends.

    • Lillith says:

      I laugh at Christians when they think they’re being discrminated against due to thier religion. Frankly, I don’t buy that this cockbite is a Christian anymore than I believe that my abusive ex-husband is a Christian. I believe the proper term for such people is Hippocrite (? I think I spelled that right…).
      Shit like this is why I believe in Karma. WHat you do will be returned to you threefold. This is why I hold out hope that someone will beat this maggot until his guts are hanging out. Unfortunately, it’s considered illegal in most places to assist with euthanesia…then again, if he can’t be saved & can’t be euthanised, then he’ll just have to suffer until he passes on to whatever level of hell is reserved for people like him…with any luck it’ll be located somewhere near the Westboro Baptist Church.

  8. ANON says:

    “I’m kind of blacking out here right now,” the convicted cat killer told Judge Fraser. “I think I better sit down right now … I want to lay down.”

    I want him to lay down in a shallow grave.

  9. Highwood says:

    I hate people like this…I hope that prison was not good to him. My attitude is Karma will come back to bite him in the ass big time.

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