12 On Your Side: Dead cats found in neighborhood after wild dog attacks

By: Elizabeth Owens Email
By: Elizabeth Owens Email

Richmond County Animal Control told News 12 they were not aware of the severity of the problem. They say they are increasing patrol in the Wrightsboro Road area and are accommodating any neighbors that would like to place a trap in their yard.

They say if you spot the pack of dogs, call them immediately at (706) 790-6836. The after-hours number is (706) 821-1080.

News 12 at 6 o'clock / Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Neighbors in the Wrightsboro Road area near Pendleton King Park believe a pack of serial cat-killers are on the loose.

Blair Brandon usually enjoys watching his neighbors' cats play in his yard.

"They're usually around. You'll see them from day to day," he said.

However, spotting a cat has become less frequent these days.

Neighbors tell News 12 On Your Side that the pack of wild dogs have killed at least eight cats over the last two weeks.

"We've been missing quite a few cats lately," Brandon said.

The killing spree began two weeks ago.

"Two of them were in my front yard, one behind the apartment next door," Brandon said.

In one day, Brandon found three cats dead on his property.

It only took him a few more days and talking to a neighbor for him to realize this was not a one-time event.

"I think we are up to seven or eight," the concerned neighbor said.

Brandon and other neighbors tell News 12 they've spotted a pack of wild dogs roaming through the Wrightsboro Road neighborhoods.
One neighbor even witnessed the pack killing his cat. Brandon says he's seen the pack several times wandering through his own yard.

"If you saw this big dog black dog, you'd see why the cat did not stand a chance," Brandon said.

Brandon called animal control for help. They gave him a trap but so far none of have dogs have fallen for the trick.

"She just walks through and looks at the trap and keeps on going," he said.

Brandon's biggest concern is that the dogs may eventually tire of killing cats.

"There is just a chance that a child or an older person would be targeted, you know," he said.

Richmond County Animal Control told News 12 they were not aware of the severity of the problem. They say they are increasing patrol in the Wrightsboro Road area and are accommodating any neighbors that would like to place a trap in their yard. They say if you spot the pack of dogs, call them immediately at (706) 790-6836. The after-hours number is (706) 821-1080.


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