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29 Cats Fatally Mauled After Two Vicious Dogs 'Eat Their Way Out Of Cage' At Shelter

29 Cats Fatally Mauled After Two Vicious Dogs 'Eat Their Way Out Of Cage' At Shelter

The two pit bulls, also housed at the shelter, pushed really hard at the chain-links and managed to free themselves, only to get into the area where the cats are kept and mauled them to death.

In a horrifying killing spree at an Alabama shelter this week, two pit bulls mauled more than two dozen cats to death, reports New York Post. Nearly 29 cats were attacked by the dogs, and workers at the shelter made the horrifying discovery when they arrived at work on Thursday, local station WTVY reported.

“Those dogs forced their way out of a pen,” shelter director Bill Banks said. “Then, they pushed hard enough on galvanized bars to knock [the bars] out of their clamps.”  



 

 

The reports state that the dogs, also housed at the shelter, pushed really hard at the chain-links and managed to free themselves, only to get into the area where the cats were kept and then mauled them to death.

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“These dogs were able to eat their way out, for lack of a better term, and attack these cats,” City Commissioner Beth Kenward told the outlet. “That is horrible.”



 

 

Kenward says this happened because of the condition of the shelter. he believes it is quite outdated, and Mayor Mark Saliba seems to completely agree with Kenward.

“It’s sad, and there is no doubt that [a new shelter] is overdue,” Saliba said. Kenward and others have named a new animal shelter as a capital improvement priority, but now they seem to be facing another issue. 



 

 

They have issues with getting together enough funding and securing three to five acres of land for the facility. “We need business owners, private entities, humane societies, animal rights groups, and others to partner with us on this,” Kenward said. “This commitment is there and I think we all realize the time is now,” Saliba added. “Whatever we do, it is going to be a nice shelter.”



 

 

The report also states that the pit bulls were brought to the shelter on Wednesday after they were found roaming on the streets. Though the fate of the dogs has not been decided yet, Banks said that he doesn’t want to see them in a position where they can do any additional harm. If there are any volunteers and staff at the shelter who have been traumatized by the incident, they will be offered counseling. 



 

 

Lori Swearingen took to social media to comment: I own a pitbull and love her to pieces. She is the sweetest dog ever. I advocate for the breed but I feel in this case they need to be put down. To kill 29 cats they should be deemed viscous and should not be trusted. And I'd say that for any breed dog that killed that many cats. Dint blame the facility they are working with what they have. It's time for their county to come off some money and build a better facility.



 

 

Susan Walsh added: I read this story and as i am sorry for the cats (we have 3). We also have a pit bull we rescued and he is so loving and our cats love him. I get so angry that the pit bulls get a bad rap. What kind of cages were they in? What about this facility what kind of janky place was it that they could get to the cats. Someone should be held accountable. Not The Dogs. Meanwhile, Linda DeFilippo wrote: Unfortunately the dogs should be put down because the next time it could be a helpless child or a worker at the shelter. So sad the owners should be punished.



 

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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