Update on 'cat attack' case
I've spoken with one of the caregivers in the area. She and another caregiver will remove this cat. Neither of them had any idea this had happened.
I spoke with the complainant. He asked me if it was the same cat that had attacked him. I told him I had no idea and that he had to look at the photos and let me know.
I said the cat was friendly when I went to see it. He said that he was surprised that when he went back after his dog was attacked, that the cat did not seem to recognise him.
What did turn out that was quite interesting (and may explain this) is that two different residents told me that some residents in the area like to let their dogs attack the cats for 'fun'. The caregiver told me for example that one of her neighbours had let his dog loose and it had attacked her cat. She said that she had never blamed the dog nor did she want to get it into trouble so she had not made an issue about it, but the owner did not seem very sorry.
I explained this to the complainant and told him this may be why the cat is aggressive only towards dogs. The people seem to have been scratched when they tried to come between the cat and the dog. He asked if the cat was attacking in revenge. I explained the flight or fight response. I said that if his dog was cornered and was frightened, it might try and fight back. He said that it might try and bite.
Hopefully that settles the problem. Sadly, this cat seems well loved by quite a few residents and now she'll no longer be there with them.