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Dog attacking cats in Monash

By Padoof - 23 May 2013 72

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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?

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Dilandach 7:40 pm 26 May 13

Thumper said :

Got to admit, I’m amazed at the almost pathological hatred of cats displayed by some.

I’m all about equality. I hate cats and dogs equally.

Pork Hunt 7:26 pm 26 May 13

Thumper said :

Got to admit, I’m amazed at the almost pathological hatred of cats displayed by some.

Me too.

Thumper 5:42 pm 26 May 13

Got to admit, I’m amazed at the almost pathological hatred of cats displayed by some.

Zan 4:37 pm 26 May 13

You can get a cat and enjoy the purrs if you use one of these. http://www.catnip.com.au

Brianna 2:20 pm 26 May 13

I have wanted to have a cat for ages. I will not get one however, until I can afford to have a fully enclosed back yard where the cat cannot get out. Too many cats attacking wild life and roaming other people’s gardens. I suggest that you need to take partial responsibility for the injuries to the cat. It’s terrible that this has happened to your loved pet but it is something that could have been avoided.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:27 pm 26 May 13

DrKoresh said :

The reality of it, Dilandach, is that most cats are roamers and most cat owners are legally permitted to let them roam. Most of us take measures like bells or similar to mitigate the damage our animals do to wildlife, which apparently isn’t good enough for you, despite the way you completely side-stepped the notion that innumerable activities you presumably partake in also impact native flora and fauna. A cat napping on it’s own goddamn front-porch isn’t a fecking crime nor a moral travesty, and all you lot pontificating from your high-horses are being big-headed windbags.

I will ask again, why is it ok for cats to kill parrots but not ok for dogs to kill cats?

The only way to ensure native wildlife is safe from your cat is to keep it locked in.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:22 pm 26 May 13

Mr Evil said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr Evil said :

I dunno, but I reckon I’d be lobbing a nice cut of meat laced with rat poison over the dog owner’s fence.

Stop trying to be interwebs tough guy. We all know you would never do anything of the sort.

Do you have statistics to back that assumption up?

99.9% of interweb tough guys would never act irl as they do online. Source: http://www.interwebs.com

bundah 11:30 am 26 May 13

bigfeet said :

DrKoresh said :

The reality of it, Dilandach, is that most cats are roamers and most cat owners are legally permitted to let them roam. Most of us take measures like bells or similar to mitigate the damage our animals do to wildlife, which apparently isn’t good enough for you….

Tell me, how does a bell stop your cat being hit by a car, or being attacked by a dog, or being taken by a fox, or killed by Captain RAAF?

Its not just about protecting wildlife, or legalities, it is about a pet owners doing the best to care for their pet.

And as I have said innumerable times, anyone who lets their pet, whatever the species, wander is a completely irresponsible pet owner and really should not be allowed to own animals at all.

If Captain RAAF sets his sights on your pet whether it be in or outdoors you may as well read it its last rites!

bigfeet 11:07 am 26 May 13

DrKoresh said :

The reality of it, Dilandach, is that most cats are roamers and most cat owners are legally permitted to let them roam. Most of us take measures like bells or similar to mitigate the damage our animals do to wildlife, which apparently isn’t good enough for you….

Tell me, how does a bell stop your cat being hit by a car, or being attacked by a dog, or being taken by a fox, or killed by Captain RAAF?

Its not just about protecting wildlife, or legalities, it is about a pet owners doing the best to care for their pet.

And as I have said innumerable times, anyone who lets their pet, whatever the species, wander is a completely irresponsible pet owner and really should not be allowed to own animals at all.

Mr Evil 10:01 am 26 May 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Mr Evil said :

I dunno, but I reckon I’d be lobbing a nice cut of meat laced with rat poison over the dog owner’s fence.

Stop trying to be interwebs tough guy. We all know you would never do anything of the sort.

Do you have statistics to back that assumption up?

DrKoresh 11:26 pm 25 May 13

The reality of it, Dilandach, is that most cats are roamers and most cat owners are legally permitted to let them roam. Most of us take measures like bells or similar to mitigate the damage our animals do to wildlife, which apparently isn’t good enough for you, despite the way you completely side-stepped the notion that innumerable activities you presumably partake in also impact native flora and fauna. A cat napping on it’s own goddamn front-porch isn’t a fecking crime nor a moral travesty, and all you lot pontificating from your high-horses are being big-headed windbags.

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