|Dog kills cat in Rossford; owner cited|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 07 June 2014 01:50|
ROSSFORD - A city woman was cited after a dog she owns with her husband reportedly got loose and killed a cat Tuesday.
Rossford Police Chief Glenn Goss said the incident was reported in the 100 block of Elm Street just after 2 p.m.
A postal worker reportedly witnessed a pit bull dog cross the street and chase a cat.
The cat hid up under a vehicle parked in a driveway, but the dog reportedly was able to get hold of the cat and "pretty much mauls the cat, takes a chunk out of it, and kills it," said Goss.
The dog then re-crossed the street.
The postal worker, who was reportedly fearful the dog could be a danger to people in the area, called the police.
The animal later returned to where it is currently being kept in the 100 block of Elm.
Goss said the animal had been on a chain in the back yard, but broke its collar and escaped.
One of the dog's owners, Danielle Madden, who was present at the property at the time, was issued summonses for dog tags required, pet running at-large, and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors.
The disorderly count relates to the dog creating a disturbance.
The case is pending through Perrysburg Municipal Court.
Goss said that no one has claimed ownership of the cat, though "it looked like it could be someone's pet."
He said the dog has not been taken away from its owners - such measures are usually only undertaken when a dog bites a human, he said.
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