It happened in seconds. The dogs had collars, paid no attention to a neighbor's screams, killed the cat, and left quickly. One witness feels they may have been called, though no human voice was heard.
The larger of the two dogs had a square nose and was wearing what looked like a rolled up gray kerchief, with a metal tag attached to it. The smaller one had a pointier nose and was less aggressive.
- Police report. NO DICE. Police said they do not file reports on non-emergency animal-on-animal attacks.
- Human Society. DEAD END. They say they will not take a report on an animal-on-animal attack. It must involve a human.
- Multnomah County Animal Control. They took a report but said there is not much they can do given the witness did not own the cat and without knowing who owns the dogs.
This may not be an isolated incident. These dogs are probably still in the neighborhood. Based on their behavior, their human companion may not be much nicer. There seems to be a large increase in the number of lost animal fliers appearing around town since mid-July, especially the SE. Mostly cats. Some small dogs.
What could it be?
Dog fighting? OHSU stocking up for more cat and dog research?
We don't know, but we'd like to find out.
If you know anything about the dogs who killed the small cat on the night of Thursday, August 21st ... or any of the missing pets, please post here, or contact a local animal organization like In Defense of Animals (503-249-9996).
Also, If you have a digital camera, consider carrying it with you for a few days and take pictures of the missing animal fliers you see. Then post them here.
http://Animal Research at OHSU: