The City of Port Orchard, Washington, is set to euthanize four dogs because they killed a neighbor's cat.
While it's easy to understand being angry because your cat was killed, it's rather over-reaction to put down the dogs for doing what most dogs do: act on their prey drive. Some dogs don't have one, others have them fierce. This seems like it was akin to chasing down a squirrel or rabbit, which dogs do.
I suspect the City wants to put down the dogs because they are part pit bull, specifically pit bull and husky. Is this not over the top? When the City Animal Control showed up, the dogs sniffed the truck and jumped in of their own accord. That's a sign of a vicious dog?
How did this story make the news? Because the owner "broke the dogs out of jail," so to speak, and has been arrested.
What might be a better reaction by the City is to enforce that the dogs be confined to their yard, or the neighbor's cat be confined to it's home.
The dogs are set to be killed tomorrow. Write Port Orchard City Hall at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can put these obtuse people (City Animal Control) in The Dog House.
Read the article on KIROTV.com by clicking on this link.