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clarkkentsglasses Sat 18-Sep-21 23:06:34

Bit outing but I am so shaken up and feel physically sick.

Just witnessed the most horrific thing I have ever seen.

My dog started barking really badly, 2 dogs outside barking.

Eventually after a few mins I look out the window and there is horrific screaming.

2 escaped dogs attacking my neighbours cat. They killed it sad

I am shaking. It’s the most traumatic thing I have ever seen. Police uselsss.

Nobody knows where these dogs came from.

I don’t think I’ll ever let my dog off the lead again sad

There is no doubt in my mind these dogs would've killed a child.

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whatagloriousthingtobe Sat 18-Sep-21 23:53:57

Of course they're not 'less worthy' it's all cruel !

SoloISland Sat 18-Sep-21 23:54:12

Happenchance

*There is no doubt in my mind these dogs would've killed a child.* I'm sorry that you witnessed this but let me reassure you. A dog that kills a cat does not equate to a dog that kills a child, anymore than a cat that kills a mouse equates to a cat that attacks a child. Nature is brutal.

Do you have someone with you?

There is a case here in Ireland where a dog killed a child. Blood lust does not differentiate. Your comparison has no validity. and what amounts to a pack of dpgs?

whatagloriousthingtobe Sat 18-Sep-21 23:54:24

lynntheyresexpeople

Crikey - no it's not the bloody same. The cat was someone's beloved pet.
Yes it's very sad that cats kill things but come on. It's not the same, you know it isn't. Stop being goady for no reason.

I'm sorry you witnessed this op. I have a ragdoll cat for the very reason they aren't allowed to be outside. This would be my worst nightmare 💔


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SmallProvincial Sat 18-Sep-21 23:54:33

Dogs, cats, that's not the point, the point is OP saw and heard something which (perfectly reasonably) upset her.

OP - sit down, have a nice cup of tea (even add a sugar), things will feel less awful on the morning.

RandomMess Sat 18-Sep-21 23:55:42

Not all cats are hunters, my girl has never caught a thing in over 13 years. Even boy cat only ever brought back ill or
Injured things - and no it wasn't him injuring them. Rat in a mousetrap anyone???

Most of our cats have been indoors only but those 2 were rehomes that were very insistent that they refused to be indoor cats.

clarkkentsglasses Sat 18-Sep-21 23:55:57

@ChardonnaysPetDragon they are not less worthy.

It doesn't take 2 strong and brave adults to hold back a cat from attacking anything or anyone further does it?

I'm not a cat lover to be honest but this was hideously traumatic to see, every dog in the street was barking behind closed doors it was so noisy.

You don't hear this from cats everyday do you?

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enragedhedgehog Sat 18-Sep-21 23:56:08

Similar happened on my doorstep a few years ago, horrific.

The owner was drunk and just let them out in the street instead of walking them, she's known for doing it a lot. She heard the shouting and stumbled round got her dogs and the dead cat and went home.

Council said police matter nothing they can do.
Police said it's just nature and nothing they can do.

clarkkentsglasses Sat 18-Sep-21 23:58:28

Thank you @SmallProvincial

Truly horrifying sad

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redglobox Sat 18-Sep-21 23:59:33

OP, ignore the posters trying to make out this is no big deal because cats kill birds. Presumably they would be similarly non plussed if they witnessed this / if it was their pet... hmm

It must have been awful and very upsetting. I would be reporting this to anyone and everyone who would listen. Dogs like that running out of control could have injured or killed anything. The owner needs to be held accountable.

Shamoo Sat 18-Sep-21 23:59:44

I’m amazed by some of the messages on here OP, and I say that as a cat and dog owner.

What you have experienced tonight must have been very traumatic for you and others. Horrific. Sending you best wishes.

In my experience, a dog that escapes and uses the opportunity to kill a cat is a dog that has serious behavioural issues. As well as the dogs being out of control, I would also think your neighbour has a claim for criminal damage against the dog owner, given that the cat was her property - so I’m disappointed that the police weren’t interested.

Anotherbrokenairer Sun 19-Sep-21 00:00:19

Sorry sounds horrific.
I'm fascinated by the amount of people clambering to talk about cats killing, doesn't make what those awful creatures did right.

Blackisthecolour Sun 19-Sep-21 00:00:22

Oh yeah, its fine for a cat to be ripped apart by two loose dogs as they sometimes kill other small animals? Errr... no. What is wrong with people on this thread.

swimlyn Sun 19-Sep-21 00:00:29

There is evidence that cats tend to take weak or sickly birds.

www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/gardening-for-wildlife/animal-deterrents/cats-and-garden-birds/are-cats-causing-bird-declines/

MrsCatE Sun 19-Sep-21 00:00:56

@clarkkentsglasses that must have been a horrible experience. I can’t imagine how I would have reacted or would feel now. I can’t believe the cat haters chiming in; really - a cat being torn apart by two uncontrolled dogs being equated to cats hunting? You shouldn’t be responsible for animals if you feel that way.

RandomMess Sun 19-Sep-21 00:03:25

@Shamoo alas no you can't claim against the owners. I guess you could try small claims court but it's not a criminal matter.

Floralnomad Sun 19-Sep-21 00:03:45

I have to disagree with @Shamoo , lots of dogs would kill a cat given an opportunity it doesn’t mean they have behavioural issues , it means they don’t like cats . It must of been a horrific thing to witness @clarkkentsglasses , poor cat and poor neighbour .

CoronaLightSweet Sun 19-Sep-21 00:07:54

@swimlyn haven’t read the link, but surely that’s just because they’re easier to catch?
@clarkkentsglasses how scary op get a sugary tea down you, hope your DS is okay tooflowers

Purplestripeysock Sun 19-Sep-21 00:08:03

What ridiculous, goady comments on this thread. As if cats hunting birds makes this a non-event. OP, what a horrific thing you witnessed. It happened to my friend cat, and it was highly traumatic for her and her kids. In that case the dogs were not properly controlled/looked after by their owner, who didn't care. The cat died very quickly of shock if that helps.

SelkieQualia Sun 19-Sep-21 00:09:39

MrsCatE

*@clarkkentsglasses* that must have been a horrible experience. I can’t imagine how I would have reacted or would feel now. I can’t believe the cat haters chiming in; really - a cat being torn apart by two uncontrolled dogs being equated to cats hunting? You shouldn’t be responsible for animals if you feel that way.

Well, I do feel that way about cats hunting when the neighbour's cats eat the lovely little native birds in my garden (Australia, so cats a massive ecological problem here). I love those birds.

MatildaIThink Sun 19-Sep-21 00:10:44

RandomMess

Not all cats are hunters, my girl has never caught a thing in over 13 years. Even boy cat only ever brought back ill or
Injured things - and no it wasn't him injuring them. Rat in a mousetrap anyone???

Most of our cats have been indoors only but those 2 were rehomes that were very insistent that they refused to be indoor cats.

Just because a cat does not bring home it's prey does not mean it does not catch and kill. Unless it has never roamed free then you are naive to think it has never caught and killed other animals.

SelkieQualia Sun 19-Sep-21 00:13:28

You can also feel sorry for the cat and point out that hunting behaviour and aggression are two entirely separate things. A dog that hunts is not necessarily aggressive.

Yes, the dogs should not have been roaming. They might have been roaming because they had irresponsible owners, or it might have been a genuine accident - a child leaving a gate open or something.

Chailatteplease Sun 19-Sep-21 00:15:43

I’m surprised by a lot of the posts on here. As a dog lover (who doesn’t like cats) I’d be devastated to witness this.

Sorry you had to OP. Hope your neighbour is ok too 😔

SelkieQualia Sun 19-Sep-21 00:16:20

Purplestripeysock

What ridiculous, goady comments on this thread. As if cats hunting birds makes this a non-event. OP, what a horrific thing you witnessed. It happened to my friend cat, and it was highly traumatic for her and her kids. In that case the dogs were not properly controlled/looked after by their owner, who didn't care. The cat died very quickly of shock if that helps.

It sounds like a horrible experience, but how do you know it wasn't an accident that the dogs were loose?

OrangutanLibrarian Sun 19-Sep-21 00:16:31

That’s horrible, op. I’m sorry you had to see it.

Some people need to give their head a wobble, if you don’t like cats and don’t care, you can just move along and not comment.

Stickytreacle Sun 19-Sep-21 00:17:47

It is a traumatic thing to witness, and the statements that cats kill, so it is all part of the circle of life are not comparable. There are thousands of stray and feral cats that have to hunt in order to survive, and cats do a good job in controlling vermin on many rural properties.
It's a bit like saying anyone who eats meat is okay being murdered. Had it been !ivestock, then these dogs would likely have been destroyed, when dogs attack in a pack they can be dangerous, I hope the owners are dealt with appropriately. I also hope your poor son is okay op.

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