Dog Attack Update
Someone just posted on my blog about how they know the person whose dog had killed the cat a few months ago near the vet clinic. Coincidentally I was just speaking to someone in the area about the situation today. The person who posted said the owner felt bad, but that I should not believe what I read in the papers as there was nothing more that could be done.
However, the news I got was not from the papers. I spoke to the people who (1) saw the cat being killed and (2) who were there when it was brought into the clinic. The cat according to at least two people, was still very much alive. The witness yelled at the man to stop but he walked away.
The friend or acquaintance of the dog owner claimed the dog was punished, but why punish the dog? This person asked why the cats not be removed so it does not taunt the dog. These are community cats - where should they be removed to? Should we also remove the market so the dog doesn't get tempted by the smell of food?
The dog however is behaving instinctively - it should not be punished. The owner however should have known better and should not let the dog wander PERIOD. There are dog runs if you want to let your dog run free, and even then a doberman has to be muzzled.
Plus, I'm not sure this is the first and last time it has happened.