CITY of Canning rangers are on the hunt for two dogs believed to have killed a cat and terrorised Parkwood residents on the weekend.
The owners of a nine-year-old ginger cat said the dogs entered their yard on Cosmelia Way about 7.30pm on Sunday when CB or ‘Cat Boy’, was sitting in his favourite spot under a lemon tree.
The couple did not want to be named while the rangers’ investigation was underway.
“My husband was in the front study and witnessed the initial attack from there,” the woman said.
“We had just put our boys to bed but they were scared by the sounds emanating from the yard.
“My husband raced outside and yelled as loudly as he could, startling the dogs.”
While the cat briefly broke free, it was pursued in the back yard.
She said her husband threw large items of play equipment at the dogs and they released the cat.
Their front yard did not have a gate in position, and the cat died soon after it was injured.
The woman described the dogs as being black or dark brown in colour – one with a red collar and the other a blue collar.
The husband ran after them down the road in the hopes of finding out where they had come from, and encountered a woman trying to pursue the dogs in her car.
She had been walking on the footpath with her kindergarten-aged son earlier that evening when the dogs rushed past, nearly knocking them both over.
The Cosmelia Way couple were told two other reports were made by worried residents and rangers planned to conduct door knocks in the area.
“We appreciate that, like any animal, dogs are prone to instinct but our chief concern is for our children and the residents of Parkwood,” the woman said.
“We are situated very close to the local primary school where young children play in outdoor spaces.
“Many young families frequent the park not far up the road and had the dogs entered our yard only a short time earlier our boys would have been playing there. The possibility of this scares us deeply.
“My five-year-old son has had nightmares and we are all very troubled by this terrible encounter.”
Any information relating to the matter should be referred to the City’s Ranger and Community Safety Service on 1300 422 664.