My dog killed a cat; what to do?
February 9, 2012 8:30 PM Subscribe
My dog killed a cat in my yard. I have no idea where it came from, but suspect it is not wild. We are traumatized, what do we do?
posted by butterstick to Pets & Animals (70 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So tonight we let the dog out at the usual hour, and she began barking incessantly. She's been barking late at night more recently, but never quite like this. Turns out there was a cat in our (fenced in) back yard that she was barking at. My wife went out to corral the dog, but after tussling with the dog, the cat turned and jumped my wife... and the dog intervened. The cat is dead now.
We are both kind of shocked, and wondering what to do. I didn't see any tags on it, and it seemed healthy (skinny, but well groomed) enough to be somebody's pet. I feel like the right thing to do is try to find the owners and explain what happened.
Has anyone else been through this?