This is a story about careless dog ownership or worse. The video explains it all but I have to add some words to please Google. In this instance a dog owner (believed by me based on the video to be Alan Baughman) has allegedly allowed his dogs to roam freely around the neighbourhood in Orange Park, Florida, USA. This person doesn’t know where their dogs are because they can’t find them. And nobody else can at the moment either (they might have succeeded at the time of this post). But perhaps, as I dictate this article the dogs are still free roaming around the neighbourhood terrorising other animals and perhaps the residents. Animal Control were and perhaps are looking for them.
A reporter from First Coast News was unable to get a response or comment from the dogs’ owner at his residence (see video). A security camera shows the dogs attacking a domestic cat sitting on a table in the front porch of his home. Mercifully, First Coast News have removed that part of the video which shows the actual killing or that part has been removed by someone else. The cat’s owner describes the loss of her cat in the video.
The me it is disturbing as I am sure that it is for many other people. Another disturbing aspect of this case is that below the video on YouTube there are three comments two of which support the dogs in their killing of this cat. The third simply remarks, “sadness”.
You can see the state of affairs with respect to people’s opinions about domestic and feral cats in America. A lot of people don’t like cats particularly feral cats. It is disturbing because outside cats are vulnerable and I consistently read that one of the main reasons why cat owners keep their cats indoors all the time is because of potential attacks by cat hating people. Clearly, attacks by free-roaming domestic dogs are also a concern.
Was this a case of careless dog ownership or did the dogs’ owner deliberately let them run wild?