Two vicious dogs are on the loose in Lompico. Neighbors said the dogs have killed four outdoor pet cats, and […]
Two vicious dogs are on the loose in Lompico.
Neighbors said the dogs have killed four outdoor pet cats, and attacked a fifth, within the past two weeks.
It’s gotten so bad that residents in the Santa Cruz mountains neighborhood have begun hiding all of their small pets indoors.
Lompico resident Trudy Mock said one of the dogs has a «crazy look in its eyes» and both are «evil.»
«It’s scary. It looks at you like it just wants blood,» said Mock, who owns a cat named Skittles and two dogs.
Lyle Fleming witnessed one cat’s demise. He tried to stop the terrorizing dogs’ attack, but it was too late.
«I observed the two dogs kill my neighbor’s cat, first hand. It was not a pretty sight,» Fleming said.
Two of the cats were resting on their home decks when attacked, Mock said.
One of the killer-cat dogs has tan markings and looks like a mix of shepherd and coyote. The other dog is a dark gray pit bull. Both have collars.
KSBW asked Todd Stosuy of the Santa Cruz County Animal Control Services why they don’t patrol the area to look for the culprit dogs.
«Unfortunately, Lompico is very heavily wooded. The roads up there are circuitous. It’s hard to actually observe the animals. It’s like finding a needle in a haystack,» Stosuy siad.
The dogs seem skittish when they come across people, but neighbors in Lompico are still concerned about their safety.
«We all have cats or dogs and small children. We don’t know what these dogs are capable of,» said Fleming.
Stotsuy said animals that are aggressive towards other animals don’t usually show aggression toward humans.