On Monday evening, we were standing in the kitchen cooking supper. Just talking and comparing what we had done during our day. All of a sudden we heard a huge THUMP. Big Guy yelled, "Kit Kat!" (our cat's name) in a voice full of panic. We ran outside to see our neighbor's boxer with our cat in his jaws just mauling it. As hubs ran, the dog flung our cat and ran. So did our cat... straight up a tree. We could hear her crying and it was a cry of pain. Hubs got the ladder but before he could reach her she fell out of part of the tree. She was really hurt so the boys loaded up and took her to the vet. The vet said our sweet cat had broken ribs, she has a four inch gash in her side, her claws were ripped out and her paws were ripped up. The vet gave her a shot for shock and antibiotics. She said time would tell. Kit Kat disappeared and we were sure that she had gone off to die, but she showed back up yesterday. Weak and dehydrated, but still here.
While the boys were gone I waited for animal control. We hated to call, but this makes multiple times that this dog has gotten out. Because the owners were not home, we just felt like we could not let this dog wander around with so many children playing in the neighborhood.
Pets are such a touchy issue. Have you ever had to deal with a situation like this?