Yesterday morning I found one of my cats injured on the doorstep. At first thinking it was the result of being run over by a car, I prepared myself and the kids for him needing to be put down.
Turns out the injuries are the result of a (big) dog attack, the teeth have punctured my cat’s thigh muscle in numerous places and he has some damage to his underbelly. He should be ok.
In October last year my other cat was attacked by a neighbour’s dog; poor cat was asleep against the house when the dog rushed over and took a bite (pictured). I won’t go as far to claim that the same dog is responsible for this latest attack, but seeing as he is still seen roaming the street I do have to wonder. After last year’s incident, ACT Dog Control did contact the owner, I will call them today (ACT Dog Control) to see if anything can be done.
I guess the point of the post is to remind people to contact ACT Dog Control if you see a dog roaming the streets. Doesn’t matter if it’s only for a few minutes, this big dog was only going from his car to the house when he saw the cat and went for him. A dog that goes for a small cat in such an aggressive manner, surely it’s only a matter of time before a cat is killed? Or worse he goes for the toddler playing out the front?