Wednesday, September 6, 2017

YUCCA VALLEY CA - WHEN ROSE KIRTON, 80, CRACKED HER DOOR TO LET IN THE MORNING AIR A HUGE DOG STORMED IN AND KILLED HER BELOVED CAT INSIDE HER HOME

Dog enters Yucca Valley house and mauls cat

A dog running loose in a Paradise Valley neighborhood entered a house and killed a cat Tuesday morning, according to animal control.
Doug Smith, manager of Yucca Valley’s animal control department, said the town received a call about 8:09 a.m. Tuesday about a loose dog attacking a cat in a house in the 6400 block of Camarilla Avenue
The resident of the house, 80-year-old Rose Kirton, had her door cracked to let in the morning air when the stray dog  stormed through and went straight for her cat, Kirton’s daughter Rhonda Theunissen said.
“This huge dog pushed open the door,” Kirton said. “It went straight for Willy, my cat.”
Feeling there was nothing she could do, she ran outside to call for help.

“It could have been me or a child,” Kirton said. “That dog could have wiped me out in no time; I am frail.”
Smith said animal control took photos of the scene and took care of the deceased cat.
“The owner of the dog relinquished custody of the dog to the shelter for euthanasia,” he added.
Kirton said Willy was a big cat, about 30 pounds, and was an absolute sweetheart.
“I love you and I’ll miss you, Willy,” Kirton said while admiring a photo of him. “I know that my animals will eventually have to die, but they don’t have to die like that.”
Since the incident, she said, it has been hard for her to sleep.
“The important thing is the dog is no longer posing a risk to the people in that neighborhood,” Smith said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let me guess, the huge dog was a Portuguese Water Dog?

It's amazing to me that the breed was not mentioned anywhere in the article. I can identify the breed by behavior alone; pit bull. Obviously, the reporter is a nutter, and was careful not to mention the breed so as not to tarnish the stellar reputation of the nanny dog brigade. There are zero comments on the article, which proves that this story is flying under the radar of the vocal troll pit bull club that comes to the defense of all brutal pit bull attacks.

I love how the huge dog is described as a stray, then the article goes on to say that the owner gave up the dog for euthanasia. Which is it? A pit bull at large, or a loving, roaming, homeless huge dog that goes around killing cats?