Video: Venice Family Distraught After Man's Dogs Viciously Kill Their Cat
Surveillance footage from Venice caught two dogs viciously killing a cat, then the dogs' owner dumping the animal's body on the cat owner's lawn.
Lou Parra and his family had owned Sally for 12 years, and he and his family are devastated by her brutal death. "It's turned out world upside-down," ABC 7 reports.
Sally can be seen on surveillance footage from the day of the attack hanging out in the Parra's driveway and on the sidewalk. Then, a man walks his two dogs along the opposite side of the road. The dogs spot the cat and drag the man by their leashes across the street and attack the cat. The cat manages to escape and run to the other side of the road, but the dogs drag the man across the road again. This time, they catch and kill the cat. The man then walks the cat's limp body back across the street and drops it over the family's fence and into their yard.
Warning: Some viewers may find this video disturbing.
An unidentified neighbor told ABC7 that the man had once told her that the two dogs were slated to be put down for killing another animal, but he rescued them. A different neighbor told ABC7 that they and their cat had also had an encounter with the man and his dogs. Neighbor and witness Greg McClure told CBS 9 that he didn't feel like the man didn't enough to control his dogs.
Parra and his neighbors are upset that the police aren't doing anything. Parra said that the police told him that because the man attempted to control his animals and because Sally was a cat—not a person—there's nothing they can do.