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Two Rottweilers and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in deadly attack on cat

By The Citizen  |  Posted: June 02, 2014

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Panic set in among residents after a dog attack ‘terrified’ a pensioner and killed her neighbour’s cat.

It happened in Northfield Square in White City at around 8.20am on Saturday and involved two Rottweilers and a Staffordshire bull terrier.

Witnesses said the animals were roaming around without an owner in sight.

The dogs killed beloved cat Honey and scared an elderly woman in what has been described as a “silent” attack.

Joyce Young, 89, was putting her rubbish out when they came after her. She was just able to keep the dogs out of her house with her walking stick.

Following the frightening episode, the dogs fled into the estate.

Despite police searches in the area they have not been seen since. The owners have not yet been found.

Joyce said: “I was terrified, absolutely shivering.

“If the dogs had got into my house I would have had no chance against them. It’s really irresponsible that the owners have let their dogs out like this.”

Neighbour Jo Webbley said: “There are usually children who play on the grass outside the houses. If there were any out on Saturday they might have been killed.”

Magdalena Medynska, owner of rescue cat Honey, was also confronted by the dogs but was shielded by her garden gate. She said: “When I reached Honey’s body, she was lying in an unnatural position.

“She was already dead. I was so upset.

“There are a lot of elderly residents here and for the owner to leave that type of dog unattended is irresponsible. They should be prosecuted.”

Gloucestershire police Inspector Joseph Tierny said: “I would appeal to all dog owners to ensure that their dog behaves responsibly and that they are not a threat to the public and other pets.”

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  • crazy8  |  June 03 2014, 2:36PM

    So what happened to the law that if a dog bites a human or attacks another animal it is automatically put down?

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  • thestig2  |  June 02 2014, 6:19PM

    Id like say how sorry to hear off the poor cat being killed in such bad way, most us dread cars with our cats being run over, but its dick-head owners of these dogs that give the rest of us who have them a bad name, i have a 5yr old s***** and he has never gone for anything, we treat him as a baby and he acts as one, but its no wonder people panic when they see certain breeds out and about. Im glad to see the comments about it not the dogs and it the idiot chav owners as no doubt there will be some later who just want to **** the breeds off, just remember most of us have pet insurance and dogs chipped and not got the pet as a status symbol but as a loving member of the family , bet this moron hasn't either.

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  • ghiabelinda  |  June 02 2014, 4:09PM

    once again irresponsible owners, i have had dogs all my life and never had one that has attacked anybody or anything, its down to the owner. the owners when found should be severely punished and banned from keeping a dog.

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  • gowpen66  |  June 02 2014, 4:04PM

    What is it with these people that they can't keep their dogs under control. It is your responsibility as a dog owner. If you take them out they should be on a lead no matter what sort of breed they are. Cute and cuddly or mean and wrinkled faced they can all be dangerous. Let us hope that there are no more attacks, the next one could be a child!

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  • Nerva  |  June 02 2014, 11:35AM

    Perhaps Inspector Tierny should have reminded dog owners of the new law that came into effect a couple of weeks ago. "It's against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, eg: in a public place in a private place (eg a neighbour's house or garden) in the owner's home The law applies to all dogs." - https://http://tinyurl.com/pcr4hl8

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  • Jokerjones  |  June 02 2014, 10:42AM

    My cat was killed by an off-lead bull terrier 3 weeks ago - also in White City! I live on Kingsley Road - less than a mile from where Honey was killed. The first I knew of anything amiss was when my neighbour's son knocked on my door and said he'd seen a bull terrier attack my poor boy in my own garden and that he thought the cat was dead. My cat was lying on the grass under my window with a broken neck - no blood - just a horrific expresion on his face that I will never forget. He was 12 years old and had lived happily with my own huskies. The boy said that a man called the dog and walked away down Beaufort Road and that's all he could tell me. I reported it to the police and they called round the next day, interviewed people who live nearby and gave me an incident number. I'm still heartbroken and feel so guilty that he'd been crying to come in earlier in the afternoon and I'd ignored him because I was cleaning my cooker and didn't want him near the toxic cleaning stuff - If only I'd known .... My cat, Phil, was killed at 3pm on Sunday 11th May - now Honey has gone too - Please please watch out for your cats - but more importantly report any sightings of stray or badly-controlled dogs to the police. Reading this article, I know that the bull terrier involved is the same dog that killed my cat. I heard nothing - and my dogs didn't react or show any signs that they'd heard anything either - So I'd also desccribe this as a silent attack too! Please lets find these owners - They shouldn't be allowed to keep dogs.

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