Dog kills Millom woman’s cat
Last updated at 14:08, Tuesday, 08 May 2012
A GREAT-grandmother has been left heartbroken after one of her prized pets was killed in an attack by a stray dog.
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Steve,SORRY, I think my anguish in the terms of sarcasm in the first sentence has misguided you. I agree with everything you say... I did not actually mean dogs can run loose...I was trying to use that sentence with a degree of sarcasm. What you say is absolutely correct...how often do we hear of someone being savaged by a cat....how often do you have to jump back in fear when you go to stroke a cat; whereas there is always a risk in doing so for a dog. No Steve, I am appalled, sickened and disgusted. The dog, having demonstrated a killer instinct needs to be managed at all times....it has had its first strike....that is all any animal should be allowed.So apologies if my message was lost in the anger....I agree with you entirely
I dont know why my post from yesterday hasn't been displayed?????@ SteveSome dogs have a prey drive that is difficult to control. Just like you cannot control a cats prey drive when they prowl around preying on and killing wildlife. If someone has deliberately set their dog on a cat, then the owners of the dog need to be severely punished, but you CANNOT blame the dog for this. If people let their cats roam around the streets then they are at risk of injury from other cats, dogs, traffic etc. Saying the dog needs to be destroyed is absolutely ridiculous, next thing you'll be saying 'It could be a child next!!!!!'
Previous poster you are completely missing the point. Cats are by nature very independent, friendly and non aggressive towards humans and indeed towards dogs, so are entitled to roam free. Dogs due to their unpredictable nature towards humans and other animals particularly cats, must by law be kept on a lead when in a public place, this dog was clearly not. This helpless creature suffered a cruel and painful death due to the aggressiveness of the dog and the disregard of itâs owners. I believe the dog should be destroyed and the irresponsible owners given a hefy fine.