Bully breed dogs, namely Pit Bulls

New / Eng AussieSWE
Feb 10 59 Comments

My cat was attacked by a pair of pit bulls that were off leash. This same pair killed a small dog on leash a few months ago.

Since this is the second offense with these dogs, what can I expect to happen with the police report I filed.

My cat was coming home and in the alley behind my house.

Update: The dogs were taken by animal control and euthanized.

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TOP 59 Comments
  • Google / Eng Mr Glass
    It's unfair for cats not to require a lease 😉
    What about the rodents and birds they go about killing? Bully breed cats need to be reported and locked up?

    Don't hate on the the dog, suck it up and pay more attention to your cats safety
    Feb 10 5
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      Yes because cats kill so many dogs and kids. Lol. I have a dog. She is never off leash unless I take her to a fenced in dog park.
      Feb 10
    • VMware BobbleHat
      It’s unfair you don’t get a leash google. I mean look at the billions of insects you are killing just so you can eat a clean apple. Shame on you. /s
      Feb 10
    • Google / Eng Mr Glass
      Cats do kill birds and rodents OP, need to be disciplined?
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft nodaddy
      Dogs kill cats, which a very sizeable group of people love, reports of dog attacks on people are way higher than cats. Cats kill animals often considered vermin. I'm not saying it's fair, just that your point holds no grounds in this society we live in.
      Feb 10
    • Google / Eng Mr Glass
      Birds are not vermin. Discriminate much?
      Feb 10
  • New IuVw08
    With all due respect to you and compassion for your cat, the cat should not have been outside. There are all sorts of hazards - the dogs are only one. When you file the police report, the court will probably mandate that the dogs be put down. The dogs should have been on leash.
    Feb 10 7
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      Mr Glass, you are a troll. I hope you enjoyed your silliness at the expense of my loss. Are you a pit bull owner?
      Feb 10
    • LinkedIn sSLM76
      Google stfu OP just loss her cat and you're talking about equality of pets? Show a little compassion and be constructive. Your comments just shows how immature you are
      Feb 10
    • Google / Eng Mr Glass
      Did she lose it or just attacked by it?
      Feb 10
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      He was killed by the dogs.
      Feb 10
    • Google / Eng Mr Glass
      All pets guilty of killing other pets should be euthanized or punished
      Feb 11
  • Google topgoogler
    I hate SF's unleashed dog culture. Why is it a thing?? Dogs are not human.
    Feb 10 3
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      Nope they aren’t. I have a dog, too. She’s always on leash or in my house
      Feb 10
    • Square HdJf34
      Very strong sense of entitlement in SF and people who think they’re above the law. Have you seen our cyclists?
      Feb 10
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      I’ve been hit in the crosswalk by two of them. I had right away. Crossing signal was on, they had earbuds in their ears and were in their phones. They blew through a red light.
      Feb 10
  • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
    Seriously, why is your cat even going outdoors? Same for the dogs, but still.
    Feb 10 3
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      Because he escaped when I opened the door? Crissakes this is ridiculous. Two dogs murdered my cat when he got out. Somehow it’s my fault the cat got out? All I wanted to know was how is this usually handled with a pair of dogs that have attacked and murdered other animals. The dogs are aggressive and roam freely. I suppose they need to kill a person before any of this matters
      Feb 10
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      Did I say it's your fault? No. As I mentioned above, neither should be going out at all.
      Feb 10
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      Also, didn't know it was killed... Your post didn't mention that. So sorry that happened.
      Feb 10
  • New / Eng AussieSWE
    OP
    Update: The dogs were euthanized.
    Feb 10 5
    • Berkeley Lab look look
      Edit info in the original post
      Feb 10
    • Spotify / Eng EjNG46
      I hope the owner is next.
      Feb 11
    • New h5n1
      How did that happen so fast? Isn't there some waiting period to make sure it's not a mistake?

      What if I don't like you and falsely tell police your well behaved dog killed my cat? They come and kill your dog just like that?
      Feb 11
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      H5n1. Dogs were caught in the act and identified by 5 people that were trying to pull the dogs off my cat. Two people were bit during this episode and this was second offense for these dogs. The owners must have signed off on the euthanasia to avoid further prosecution. But you know what? I don’t care if they did or not. They weren’t responsible and they are responsible for my cats death and the death of their dogs.
      Feb 11
    • New h5n1
      Ah, the two people being bit is why
      Feb 11
  • Veritas / Other 13Jija
    Sorry for your loss but for god sake, it was a Cat. She is dead, move on or get a new one!

    For dog owners, ask them to control their bloody dogs.
    Feb 10 4
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      This literally happened a few hours ago. I’ll grieve my cat until I don’t. He was 12 and very much a part of my life. I’m asking what recourse can be taken in this case. I don’t need to be told to suck it up.
      Feb 10
    • Veritas / Other 13Jija
      Nobody is asking you to ‘suck it up’. You have filed a complaint and probably given warning to the dog owners. This should be sufficient.

      To me it looks like you are indirectly asking ‘How can I ensure that those dogs can be put down?’ My answer is ‘Don’t go down that path’. You will eventually break somebody’s heart just like your heart is broken today. Don’t do that. You will regret!
      Feb 10
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      Fuck that. Kill the fuckers next time you see them out and about.
      Feb 10
    • Uber / Other Hjkrdhk
      This dogs repeatedly killed cats and bully everyone. The owner should be heartbroken.
      Feb 10
  • Spotify / Eng EjNG46
    I hope those dogs get put down. And the owner fined and forbidden to own dogs.
    Feb 10 2
    • New IuVw08
      The dogs were following their natural instincts and should have been restrained — leashes, basket muzzles. Not all pit bulls are like this . It’s the owners who should be held to account.
      Feb 11
    • Spotify / Eng EjNG46
      At no point was I implying that all pit bulls have to be put down. I don’t enjoy it. However since these particular dogs were turned into dangerous monsters by their owner it had to be done. And yes, owners must be held accountable too.
      Feb 12
  • New / Eng AussieSWE
    OP
    I want them out of my neighborhood. The 79 year old woman that was walking her dog on leash that these dogs murdered in front of her, also wants them out of the neighborhood. It’s gonna take an attack on a person to get something done. :/
    Feb 10 2
    • Microsoft Tiffany&co
      fight for it and try to get a good lawyer if possible. Losing a pet is so heartbreaking irrespective of 🐈/ dog. All these stupid people commenting here - lets see what they'll do when their pug or Chihuahua gets killed by some pitbulls
      Feb 10
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      They are very strong dogs. These two are huge, I’d say 80+ pounds and a dark grey color.
      Feb 10
  • Microsoft nodaddy
    First of all, I'm sorry about your loss. The police probably won't do much with it, unless a human was hurt. However you have the right to sue. Your compensation will not be as much because your poor kitty will count for its commercial value (+attorney fees + maybe little for emotional distress), it could serve as a warning for the owners, so they take proper care of their pets in the future. Your call, just careful with vengeful actions.
    Feb 10 1
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      Thanks. I’m am so upset right now.
      Feb 10
  • Uber / Other Hjkrdhk
    I grew up in a small country in Europe. Our neighbor’s dog attacked me and bit me, my father shot the dog the next day. Then the neighbor poisoned our dog. It was a sweet female pointer. That was in the 90s, now the EU police is going to put you in jail for not brushing your dogs teeth, killing other people’s dogs is not a thing.
    Poison the fracking pit bulls.
    Feb 10 2
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      I am so tired of people not understanding the power of these dogs. By design, they were bred to bring down large animals. Their jaws are powerful.
      Feb 10
    • Uber / Other Hjkrdhk
      Just study their habits, put some rat poison in nicely cooked stake or anything else, then feed them.
      Feb 10
  • Apple aqsw
    Report to animal welfare
    Feb 10 1
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      I filed a police report and they reported it.
      Feb 10
  • Lyft swetool
    SF banned babies and give dogs human rights. It’s woke bro
    Feb 10 0
  • Berkeley Lab look look
    I still can’t believe the law is not in your favor and the other poor old lady. Sorry for your loss.
    Did you post your experience on Facebook or NextDoor ?
    Feb 10 1
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      I did post it on next door. I’ve had an out pouring of support. ❤️
      Feb 10
  • Microsoft msboy
    Kill the owner.
    Feb 10 1
    • Microsoft
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      Lol
      Feb 10
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      Interesting read.
      Feb 10
  • New / Eng |l|l||l|l|
    Sorry for your loss OP. Which company do you work at? Are you new here or just never updated your blind account?
    Feb 10 2
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      I’m not new. I never updated my account.
      Feb 10
    • New / Eng AussieSWE
      OP
      And thank you been a really rough night
      Feb 10
  • New / Eng AussieSWE
    OP
    Done
    Feb 10 0
  • Lyft swetool
    Yeah, it would be a fantastic outcome if there was a legal remedy to have them put down.
    Feb 10 0
  • New / Eng AussieSWE
    OP
    My cat won’t be killing any mice for me any longer. He was murdered by two pit bulls.
    Feb 10 0