Police appeal after Cwmbran woman sees her pet cat mauled to death by 'pitbull' dog

Woman sees cat mauled to death by dog

Woman sees cat mauled to death by dog

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CWMBRAN pet owners have said they are terrified after a woman was awoken in the middle of the night by the sounds of her cat being mauled to death.

The woman, who lives in Maes-y-Rhiw, Cwmbran, and did not wish to be named, said she is devastated after her cat Paxo was found in the jaws of a white dog, described as a pitbull, at 1am on Wednesday (July 23).

Police were called to the incident, which took place in an alleyway near Marlborough Road but they were unable to find the dog or anyone responsible.

The mother-of-one said she was woken up to the noise of air horns and saw the dog in her neighbour’s front garden, with her cat in its jaws.

She said: “There was blood everywhere and the cat was howling in pain, I’ve never heard anything like it.”

She added: “My other cats had run inside but Paxo was a weaker, older cat who was arthritic and an easy target. We went out and my boyfriend ran after the dog and managed to get it to drop Paxo.”

Other residents in Cwmbran say they are fearing for their pets amid worry further attacks could occur.

Wendy, a friend of Paxo’s owner, is one of them.

She said: “It was a terrible attack.

“It seems to be happening a lot in the area. People are afraid.”

A spokesperson for Gwent Police confirmed officers were called to reports that a white pitbull had killed a cat but were unable to locate anyone.

The 60-year-old mother of Paxo’s owner - who also said she did not want to be named - said a child could be the dog’s next victim.

“My little grandson could have been mauled by it,” she said.

She also believes the animal is being trained up locally and claimed other animals had gone missing in the area.

“I can’t live in a world where this has been going on,” she said.

The RSPCA said they had no record of the incident.

Gwent Police urge anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting log 33 23/7/14.

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12:55pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Oldnightrun says...

Good old RSPCA. Their answer to just about everything. We have no record of it. Along with Its got nothing to do with us. You cant have a pet of us because you have kids. As pensioners, you are too old. And a host of other thihgs that I have been confronted with over the years.
Good old RSPCA. Their answer to just about everything. We have no record of it. Along with Its got nothing to do with us. You cant have a pet of us because you have kids. As pensioners, you are too old. And a host of other thihgs that I have been confronted with over the years. Oldnightrun
  • Score: 39

1:11pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Sing up for the amber boys says...

The dangerous dogs law needs to be tightened and certain breeds should be banned
The dangerous dogs law needs to be tightened and certain breeds should be banned Sing up for the amber boys
  • Score: 22

1:18pm Fri 25 Jul 14

displayed says...

Take their teeth out that'll stop em!

So the police are lookin for a white pitbull with blood on its mouth, who drives a car wiv air horns.

Shouldn't be too difficult to find!
Take their teeth out that'll stop em! So the police are lookin for a white pitbull with blood on its mouth, who drives a car wiv air horns. Shouldn't be too difficult to find! displayed
  • Score: -3

1:21pm Fri 25 Jul 14

gingertom says...

this is totally disgusting and these people and this dog needs to be found asap.
this is totally disgusting and these people and this dog needs to be found asap. gingertom
  • Score: 29

1:31pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Bart45 says...

The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat, but they portray the wrong image for some owners. I have an SBT that interacts affectionately with two small, fluffy rabbits, children and other animals , because that is how he was taught. What concerns me more is that there is a dog owner who would let this animal out, possibly unaccompanied at 1am. What other damage could an irresponsible dog owner do? BSL targets the wrong end of the lead.
The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat, but they portray the wrong image for some owners. I have an SBT that interacts affectionately with two small, fluffy rabbits, children and other animals [sic], because that is how he was taught. What concerns me more is that there is a dog owner who would let this animal out, possibly unaccompanied at 1am. What other damage could an irresponsible dog owner do? BSL targets the wrong end of the lead. Bart45
  • Score: 43

1:43pm Fri 25 Jul 14

john.hall1000 says...

Oldnightrun wrote:
Good old RSPCA. Their answer to just about everything. We have no record of it. Along with Its got nothing to do with us. You cant have a pet of us because you have kids. As pensioners, you are too old. And a host of other thihgs that I have been confronted with over the years.
Totally right about the R£PCA, I was talking to a inspector in the park in risca yesterday, I mentioned a bloke keeping dogs in sheds in a wood in pontypridd in really bad conditions, and the first thing she said we don't know anything about it and there are only 6 inspectors in south wales. Then all of a sudden she knew about the dogs and said they took a few dogs off him. But if you start talking about donations to them they will help you, or if there's a t.v. camera group around you will always find them there.
[quote][p][bold]Oldnightrun[/bold] wrote: Good old RSPCA. Their answer to just about everything. We have no record of it. Along with Its got nothing to do with us. You cant have a pet of us because you have kids. As pensioners, you are too old. And a host of other thihgs that I have been confronted with over the years.[/p][/quote]Totally right about the R£PCA, I was talking to a inspector in the park in risca yesterday, I mentioned a bloke keeping dogs in sheds in a wood in pontypridd in really bad conditions, and the first thing she said we don't know anything about it and there are only 6 inspectors in south wales. Then all of a sudden she knew about the dogs and said they took a few dogs off him. But if you start talking about donations to them they will help you, or if there's a t.v. camera group around you will always find them there. john.hall1000
  • Score: 41

2:00pm Fri 25 Jul 14

manager111 says...

The RSPCA are the biggest money wasting charity in the UK. They all get top wages, they have the latest in vehicles and equipment, yet it is very rarely they will be of any help. There usual reaction is CALL THE POLICE or CALL THE FIRE BRIGADE. They don't seem to do much themselves.
The RSPCA are the biggest money wasting charity in the UK. They all get top wages, they have the latest in vehicles and equipment, yet it is very rarely they will be of any help. There usual reaction is CALL THE POLICE or CALL THE FIRE BRIGADE. They don't seem to do much themselves. manager111
  • Score: 42

3:15pm Fri 25 Jul 14

CraigJo says...

Bart45 wrote:
The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat, but they portray the wrong image for some owners. I have an SBT that interacts affectionately with two small, fluffy rabbits, children and other animals , because that is how he was taught. What concerns me more is that there is a dog owner who would let this animal out, possibly unaccompanied at 1am. What other damage could an irresponsible dog owner do? BSL targets the wrong end of the lead.
"The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat"

and yet its weird how it never seems to be a labrador or a spaniel but the same 2 or 3 breeds!
[quote][p][bold]Bart45[/bold] wrote: The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat, but they portray the wrong image for some owners. I have an SBT that interacts affectionately with two small, fluffy rabbits, children and other animals [sic], because that is how he was taught. What concerns me more is that there is a dog owner who would let this animal out, possibly unaccompanied at 1am. What other damage could an irresponsible dog owner do? BSL targets the wrong end of the lead.[/p][/quote]"The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat" and yet its weird how it never seems to be a labrador or a spaniel but the same 2 or 3 breeds! CraigJo
  • Score: 18

3:16pm Fri 25 Jul 14

irisheyes says...

Whilst i agree that the RSPCA are a waste of space I also feel it's time the police opened their eyes.They drive around our area,a main road,and see dogs off the lead and do nothing.I always understood that a dog has to be on a lead on a public highway.
Whilst i agree that the RSPCA are a waste of space I also feel it's time the police opened their eyes.They drive around our area,a main road,and see dogs off the lead and do nothing.I always understood that a dog has to be on a lead on a public highway. irisheyes
  • Score: 26

3:33pm Fri 25 Jul 14

mkaibear1 says...

There are no dangerous dogs, only dangerous owners.

Staffies (for example) used to be used as nannies for kids because they were so caring for kids.

It's idiot humans with delusions of masculinity who train them to be vicious.
There are no dangerous dogs, only dangerous owners. Staffies (for example) used to be used as nannies for kids because they were so caring for kids. It's idiot humans with delusions of masculinity who train them to be vicious. mkaibear1
  • Score: 45

3:35pm Fri 25 Jul 14

mkaibear1 says...

Oh, and;

Lab: http://www.shootingu
k.co.uk/answers/my-l
abrador-killed-a-nei
ghbours-cat-15611

Spaniel: http://www.chronofho
rse.com/forum/archiv
e/index.php/t-302673
.html
Oh, and; Lab: http://www.shootingu k.co.uk/answers/my-l abrador-killed-a-nei ghbours-cat-15611 Spaniel: http://www.chronofho rse.com/forum/archiv e/index.php/t-302673 .html mkaibear1
  • Score: 1

4:10pm Fri 25 Jul 14

WELSH BUDDAH says...

Bart45 wrote:
The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat, but they portray the wrong image for some owners. I have an SBT that interacts affectionately with two small, fluffy rabbits, children and other animals , because that is how he was taught. What concerns me more is that there is a dog owner who would let this animal out, possibly unaccompanied at 1am. What other damage could an irresponsible dog owner do? BSL targets the wrong end of the lead.
mkaibear1 says...
There are no dangerous dogs, only dangerous owners.
Staffies (for example) used to be used as nannies for kids because they were so caring for kids.
It's idiot humans with delusions of masculinity who train them to be vicious.

I would say these 2 comments are spot on dogs are not born dangerous its the owners and that is a fact. I had a SBT x EBT and it did not have a nasty bone in it body it loved cwtches and it was friendly with everyone and everything it met. I now have a cross Jack russell and it as soft as a brush just like my other dog. Take a look at people who are bad they normally have been treated bad or have been shown that the behaviour they see is ok "Nature or Nurture". And 1 question I have if you was woken at 1am with your cat crying and being how would you know it was a Pitbull type dog? as the lights go out in most streets at approximately? and air horns did anyone else see the dog type? I ask these questions because it seems always to be the same breed that gets the blame and it not the dogs that should be punished the owners should tortured as a punishment because they are ruining this breed and causing the dog to suffer, as the dog will undoubtedly bite or attack a human if it is out of control. And all these bad owners (THE MINORITY) are doing is giving good owners (THE MAJORITY) a bad name.
[quote][p][bold]Bart45[/bold] wrote: The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat, but they portray the wrong image for some owners. I have an SBT that interacts affectionately with two small, fluffy rabbits, children and other animals [sic], because that is how he was taught. What concerns me more is that there is a dog owner who would let this animal out, possibly unaccompanied at 1am. What other damage could an irresponsible dog owner do? BSL targets the wrong end of the lead.[/p][/quote]mkaibear1 says... There are no dangerous dogs, only dangerous owners. Staffies (for example) used to be used as nannies for kids because they were so caring for kids. It's idiot humans with delusions of masculinity who train them to be vicious. I would say these 2 comments are spot on dogs are not born dangerous its the owners and that is a fact. I had a SBT x EBT and it did not have a nasty bone in it body it loved cwtches and it was friendly with everyone and everything it met. I now have a cross Jack russell and it as soft as a brush just like my other dog. Take a look at people who are bad they normally have been treated bad or have been shown that the behaviour they see is ok "Nature or Nurture". And 1 question I have if you was woken at 1am with your cat crying and being how would you know it was a Pitbull type dog? as the lights go out in most streets at approximately? and air horns did anyone else see the dog type? I ask these questions because it seems always to be the same breed that gets the blame and it not the dogs that should be punished the owners should tortured as a punishment because they are ruining this breed and causing the dog to suffer, as the dog will undoubtedly bite or attack a human if it is out of control. And all these bad owners (THE MINORITY) are doing is giving good owners (THE MAJORITY) a bad name. WELSH BUDDAH
  • Score: 4

5:59pm Fri 25 Jul 14

DavidMclean says...

"Dogs are not born dangerous its the owners and that is a fact."

Except that's not strictly a fact is it?

Dogs (and cats, ferrets, snakes etc) are predators - hunters. They have evolved to hunt prey; that's why they are built like they are and have those convenient sharp teeth and claws, forward facing eyes etc. However, many (most) breeds have been 'moulded' over centuries by humans to accentuate certain traits and to suppress others, but the hunter remains deep inside. Your dog / cat will always be the wolf / tiger in the living room.

If any dog / cat is born into the wild with no human influence it will do what it has evolved to do in order to survive - you can see this with feral cats or packs of domestic dogs that have gone wild in different parts of the world. So all dogs (cats, ferrets, snakes etc) ARE born dangerous by nature, and that applies to the smallest Shih Tzu or the biggest Norwegian Forest Cat..

The problem is when morons choose to raise them to be more like they would be if they were born into the wild, because it 'makes them look well 'ard'.
"Dogs are not born dangerous its the owners and that is a fact." Except that's not strictly a fact is it? Dogs (and cats, ferrets, snakes etc) are predators - hunters. They have evolved to hunt prey; that's why they are built like they are and have those convenient sharp teeth and claws, forward facing eyes etc. However, many (most) breeds have been 'moulded' over centuries by humans to accentuate certain traits and to suppress others, but the hunter remains deep inside. Your dog / cat will always be the wolf / tiger in the living room. If any dog / cat is born into the wild with no human influence it will do what it has evolved to do in order to survive - you can see this with feral cats or packs of domestic dogs that have gone wild in different parts of the world. So all dogs (cats, ferrets, snakes etc) ARE born dangerous by nature, and that applies to the smallest Shih Tzu or the biggest Norwegian Forest Cat.. The problem is when morons choose to raise them to be more like they would be if they were born into the wild, because it 'makes them look well 'ard'. DavidMclean
  • Score: 21

7:19pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Bart45 says...

CraigJo wrote:
Bart45 wrote:
The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat, but they portray the wrong image for some owners. I have an SBT that interacts affectionately with two small, fluffy rabbits, children and other animals , because that is how he was taught. What concerns me more is that there is a dog owner who would let this animal out, possibly unaccompanied at 1am. What other damage could an irresponsible dog owner do? BSL targets the wrong end of the lead.
"The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat"

and yet its weird how it never seems to be a labrador or a spaniel but the same 2 or 3 breeds!
True to an extant, which will sell; 'Cat savaged to death by pit bull' or 'Cat killed by labrador'? Media interest in BSL and the pit bull type is one factor.

The other is the image this type portrays. Boy racers would prefer a Vauxhall Corsa over a Fiat Panda, a Subaru Impreza over a Ford Mondeo. Each vehicle may be driven safely and responsibly, or it can kill. The difference is the driver.

A dog, is a dog, is a dog. They can be trained to save lives, be affectionate pets or to attack and kill. The owner makes the difference and one conditioned to be aggressive is more likely to be a macho looking breed.

A bit of research: 'A 2002 examination of USA dog biting statistics found that between 1965-2001 actual pit bull types were only attributable to 6.7% dog bite related fatalities (Delise, 2002).'

'A paper by Collier (2006) examining the efficacy of BSL in Australia revealed that over a 20 year period, of the 19 human fatalities resulting from dog bites none were attributable to the pit bull'

' BSL in Spain had proven ineffective in reducing the number of dog attacks (fatal and non-fatal) and that it simply offered a false sense of security because by targeting only ‘dangerous breeds’ it sets up a problem of under inclusiveness. What the study actually found was that German Shepherd dogs were the most prolific biters but that they were also the most prevalent breed in the canine population. Rosado et al (2007) '
[quote][p][bold]CraigJo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bart45[/bold] wrote: The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat, but they portray the wrong image for some owners. I have an SBT that interacts affectionately with two small, fluffy rabbits, children and other animals [sic], because that is how he was taught. What concerns me more is that there is a dog owner who would let this animal out, possibly unaccompanied at 1am. What other damage could an irresponsible dog owner do? BSL targets the wrong end of the lead.[/p][/quote]"The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat" and yet its weird how it never seems to be a labrador or a spaniel but the same 2 or 3 breeds![/p][/quote]True to an extant, which will sell; 'Cat savaged to death by pit bull' or 'Cat killed by labrador'? Media interest in BSL and the pit bull type is one factor. The other is the image this type portrays. Boy racers would prefer a Vauxhall Corsa over a Fiat Panda, a Subaru Impreza over a Ford Mondeo. Each vehicle may be driven safely and responsibly, or it can kill. The difference is the driver. A dog, is a dog, is a dog. They can be trained to save lives, be affectionate pets or to attack and kill. The owner makes the difference and one conditioned to be aggressive is more likely to be a macho looking breed. A bit of research: 'A 2002 examination of USA dog biting statistics found that between 1965-2001 actual pit bull types were only attributable to 6.7% dog bite related fatalities (Delise, 2002).' 'A paper by Collier (2006) examining the efficacy of BSL in Australia revealed that over a 20 year period, of the 19 human fatalities resulting from dog bites none were attributable to the pit bull' ' BSL in Spain had proven ineffective in reducing the number of dog attacks (fatal and non-fatal) and that it simply offered a false sense of security because by targeting only ‘dangerous breeds’ it sets up a problem of under inclusiveness. What the study actually found was that German Shepherd dogs were the most prolific biters but that they were also the most prevalent breed in the canine population. Rosado et al (2007) ' Bart45
  • Score: 14

12:07am Sat 26 Jul 14

CeeJayAch86 says...

CraigJo wrote:
Bart45 wrote:
The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat, but they portray the wrong image for some owners. I have an SBT that interacts affectionately with two small, fluffy rabbits, children and other animals , because that is how he was taught. What concerns me more is that there is a dog owner who would let this animal out, possibly unaccompanied at 1am. What other damage could an irresponsible dog owner do? BSL targets the wrong end of the lead.
"The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat"

and yet its weird how it never seems to be a labrador or a spaniel but the same 2 or 3 breeds!
Again, not due to the breed but due to the a-hole owner. Doesn't create a bad boy image walking around with a fluffy lab does it! We have 2 bull breeds in out family who are fantastic with my children, 10 & 1. And also fantastic with my little cocker x. Never had so much as a growl from them. The only thing that needs tightening is that at the moment any effing moron is allowed to own a dog, mistreat it and train it to be a nasty. Bull breeds weren't known as nanny dogs because they are naturally nasty, that's for sure.
[quote][p][bold]CraigJo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bart45[/bold] wrote: The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat, but they portray the wrong image for some owners. I have an SBT that interacts affectionately with two small, fluffy rabbits, children and other animals [sic], because that is how he was taught. What concerns me more is that there is a dog owner who would let this animal out, possibly unaccompanied at 1am. What other damage could an irresponsible dog owner do? BSL targets the wrong end of the lead.[/p][/quote]"The breed is irrelevant, as it so often is. A labrador or spaniel could quite easily kill a cat" and yet its weird how it never seems to be a labrador or a spaniel but the same 2 or 3 breeds![/p][/quote]Again, not due to the breed but due to the a-hole owner. Doesn't create a bad boy image walking around with a fluffy lab does it! We have 2 bull breeds in out family who are fantastic with my children, 10 & 1. And also fantastic with my little cocker x. Never had so much as a growl from them. The only thing that needs tightening is that at the moment any effing moron is allowed to own a dog, mistreat it and train it to be a nasty. Bull breeds weren't known as nanny dogs because they are naturally nasty, that's for sure. CeeJayAch86
  • Score: 15

7:48am Sat 26 Jul 14

exMark says...

I am not a dog owner, but I agree that the owners are the problem, not the dogs.
I am not a dog owner, but I agree that the owners are the problem, not the dogs. exMark
  • Score: 15

8:38am Sat 26 Jul 14

les1977 says...

This is simple...find the dog...destroy it and prosecute the owner for not being in control !!!
This is simple...find the dog...destroy it and prosecute the owner for not being in control !!! les1977
  • Score: 9

8:50am Sat 26 Jul 14

Nivage says...

I live down in Coedeva and witnessed a guy in a red corsa open his window so a Staffy could jump out and chase my cat down the road. Luckily she escaped that time but weeks later came my cat came home with a punctured skull the vet said was a dog bite. She's still alive just about but after constant treatment i think her end is near. As usual though are the police interested. Are they heck!!!
I live down in Coedeva and witnessed a guy in a red corsa open his window so a Staffy could jump out and chase my cat down the road. Luckily she escaped that time but weeks later came my cat came home with a punctured skull the vet said was a dog bite. She's still alive just about but after constant treatment i think her end is near. As usual though are the police interested. Are they heck!!! Nivage
  • Score: 13

10:06am Sat 26 Jul 14

bradybunch says...

I am not excusing the bad behaviour of the irresponsible owners for a second.
But, as a nature lover I find it very distressing the amount of carnage caused to wildlife by the huge population of cats roaming our streets. I have debated this with cat owners on many occasions who simply state 'it's nature'. Well isn't it natural for a dog to kill a cat, just as the cats kill birds, mice, rabbit, amphibians etc?
I am not excusing the bad behaviour of the irresponsible owners for a second. But, as a nature lover I find it very distressing the amount of carnage caused to wildlife by the huge population of cats roaming our streets. I have debated this with cat owners on many occasions who simply state 'it's nature'. Well isn't it natural for a dog to kill a cat, just as the cats kill birds, mice, rabbit, amphibians etc? bradybunch
  • Score: 4

2:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

MikeO4O8 says...

You fear a child will be the dogs next victim? what gave you that idea? a dog was doing what comes NATURALLY to them, like the post above says .

actually come to think about it, my cat killed a bird the other day and brought it back to me, should i be thinking a child will be the cats next victim??.

allot of dogs chase and kill unless they are brought up around them, most cats kill birds, mice, rabbits and pretty much anything smaller than them, unless trained not to. IT IS JUST NATURE, just because an animal kills another animal does NOT mean a child is its next victim, for all you know this dog has been brought up around kids and loves them.

stop trying to claim the sympathy vote, yes it is upsetting, but whats done is done, all you can do is move on.

i have NO IDEA why the argus thought that animals doing what comes naturally is news, their is no immediate danger to the public.
You fear a child will be the dogs next victim? what gave you that idea? a dog was doing what comes NATURALLY to them, like the post above says . actually come to think about it, my cat killed a bird the other day and brought it back to me, should i be thinking a child will be the cats next victim??. allot of dogs chase and kill unless they are brought up around them, most cats kill birds, mice, rabbits and pretty much anything smaller than them, unless trained not to. IT IS JUST NATURE, just because an animal kills another animal does NOT mean a child is its next victim, for all you know this dog has been brought up around kids and loves them. stop trying to claim the sympathy vote, yes it is upsetting, but whats done is done, all you can do is move on. i have NO IDEA why the argus thought that animals doing what comes naturally is news, their is no immediate danger to the public. MikeO4O8
  • Score: -2

2:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

MikeO4O8 says...

You fear a child will be the dogs next victim? what gave you that idea? a dog was doing what comes NATURALLY to them, like the post above says .

actually come to think about it, my cat killed a bird the other day and brought it back to me, should i be thinking a child will be the cats next victim??.

allot of dogs chase and kill unless they are brought up around them, most cats kill birds, mice, rabbits and pretty much anything smaller than them, unless trained not to. IT IS JUST NATURE, just because an animal kills another animal does NOT mean a child is its next victim, for all you know this dog has been brought up around kids and loves them.

stop trying to claim the sympathy vote, yes it is upsetting, but whats done is done, all you can do is move on.

i have NO IDEA why the argus thought that animals doing what comes naturally is news, their is no immediate danger to the public.
You fear a child will be the dogs next victim? what gave you that idea? a dog was doing what comes NATURALLY to them, like the post above says . actually come to think about it, my cat killed a bird the other day and brought it back to me, should i be thinking a child will be the cats next victim??. allot of dogs chase and kill unless they are brought up around them, most cats kill birds, mice, rabbits and pretty much anything smaller than them, unless trained not to. IT IS JUST NATURE, just because an animal kills another animal does NOT mean a child is its next victim, for all you know this dog has been brought up around kids and loves them. stop trying to claim the sympathy vote, yes it is upsetting, but whats done is done, all you can do is move on. i have NO IDEA why the argus thought that animals doing what comes naturally is news, their is no immediate danger to the public. MikeO4O8
  • Score: -2

6:29pm Mon 28 Jul 14

endthelies says...

The dog maybe was doing what comes naturally, but if it had been on a lead, or contained in a garden, it wouldn't have happened. The fact is, not only did this dog kill an elderly cat, the dog could actually have got run over, or indeed, bitten someone. That's why dogs should only be allowed outside the confines of a garden with their owner and they should be leashed. Irresponsible dog owners make it hard for the responsible ones.
The dog maybe was doing what comes naturally, but if it had been on a lead, or contained in a garden, it wouldn't have happened. The fact is, not only did this dog kill an elderly cat, the dog could actually have got run over, or indeed, bitten someone. That's why dogs should only be allowed outside the confines of a garden with their owner and they should be leashed. Irresponsible dog owners make it hard for the responsible ones. endthelies
  • Score: 1

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