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Wed Jul 8, 2015, 02:18 PM

A roaming dog just killed my cat, Dubya. Dubs was asleep on my back porch.

He never had a chance. The dog just bit him through the throat and killed him instantly.

Dubya showed up at my house over 10 years ago as a starving homeless beggar. He was eating styrofoam meat trays I had put into a dog food bag on my back porch. I called Animal Services who came and chased him around with a net. Finally, I told them to go and I'd take care of him. He stayed and became my own 'grumpy cat'. I rarely was able to touch him. His home became an extra large dog kennel sitting on my porch. I spent $6000 to enclose it and put out a heat lamp during winter to keep him warm. He ate 3 meals a day and never went 50 feet from that porch. I could hardly get him to take to the vet and probably only got to pet him a couple of dozen times over the years. But I loved him and will miss him.

What a shame somebody let their dog run free.

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Reply A roaming dog just killed my cat, Dubya. Dubs was asleep on my back porch. (Original post)
sinkingfeeling Jul 2015 OP
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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 02:21 PM

1. Sorry for your loss. n/t

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 02:23 PM

2. How awful. I'm so sorry.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 02:36 PM

3. I'm sorry to hear about Dubya.

 

People who let their dogs roam free are careless and irresponsible.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 02:46 PM

4. Strange and mysterious how we get attached to an animal

and how they occupy a spot in our lives. Sorry for your loss. I bet Dubya put up a good fight. Perhaps Animal Services need to be aware of a roaming dog, if he attacked a cat near a home, he's capable of attacking a child.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 03:11 PM

5. how terrible!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 03:34 PM

6. that's terrible.

Even if dogs escape, Folks should socialize their their dogs to cats.

So sorry for Dubs and for you. You've been an exceptional kitty parent.



Our new puppy has accepted our pet squirrels, so I'm almost positive she won't harm a kitty. My son will bring his 2 kitties to visit just to make sure our new puppy won't develop any prey or aggressive instincts toward kitties.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 03:35 PM

7. We have 2 dogs from down the street that roam all the time


I know what you are saying.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 04:55 PM

8. That is a horrible thing to happen to your fur friend.

I am so sorry.

Will you be able to recognize the dog again?

Do you have Animal Control laws you can appeal to?

We FINALLY got Animal Control laws in our little town, had to badger the hell out of the City Council, and had to call the police after every incident with loose dogs, but it paid off.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 05:56 PM

9. I'm so sorry for your loss. So sorry.

I dislike it when people allow their pets to roam free. Dogs or cats. Many times nothing good will come of it.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 06:50 PM

10. How horrible!

Do you have any idea who the dog belongs to? Or do you think that any of the neighbors might know who the dog belongs to? I would be concerned about whether or not the dog would also be capable of attacking a small child.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2015, 07:25 PM

11. I'm so sorry to hear this

I have some sick cats now that I can't afford to treat, and it's tearing me up, but to lose an animal like that, through violence, and unexpectedly, is just so hard to deal with.

I hope the roaming dog is gone or will be dealt with (not euthanized...I mean returned to his owner or rehomed).

Was that your only cat? Maybe you could adopt another one who needs a home, and let it be an inside cat.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 09:05 AM

12. That's awful!

I'm so sorry, sinkingfeeling.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2015, 05:22 PM

13. I am so sorry for your loss...

 

poor dubya.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Jul 11, 2015, 07:51 PM

14. Oh this makes me so mad!

I am so sorry about Dub. Bless his little heart, that is not fair.

I am sorry you lost your friend.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2015, 11:33 AM

15. So so sorry. This song comforts me.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2015, 04:43 PM

16. Heartbreaking. The poor little guy. But you gave him 10 years of living comfortably

on his terms. Bless you.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 10:11 AM

17. OMG, I'm so sorry to read this!

Poor Dubya!

You have my deepest sympathies!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 08:18 AM

18. No pet lover, no pet should EVER have to live through that.

It's illegal in so many places for any pets of any kind to be turned out to fend for itself in the great outside.

That dog should NEVER been allowed to run.

Owners don't realize their own pets are at enormous risk to be killed, even if they don't give a #### for the well-being of the other creatures in their world.

It doesn't feel possible to get over this pain and rage, but you will, to some extent. It will always be with you in some form.

Take care of yourself. Best wishes. So sorry for your fur friend, Dubya. He really didn't have that coming. It makes us so sad, too.

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