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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 9:14 p.m.
 

On the afternoon of Dec. 11, our 4-year-old cat was taken off our back porch by two dogs and mauled to death. Our neighbors saw the attack and called us right away.

I was visiting my dad on his 82nd birthday when my wife called. I rushed home and we saw Rummies was still breathing, so we rushed him to the animal hospital in Mt. Pleasant, when he died two hours later.

We live on two acres, and the two dogs should never have run loose on our property.

Rummies was a part of our family and we loved him. His life should never have been cut short in such a horrific manner.

The SPCA was called but was unable to come out that day. The fault is with the owners of these two dogs. Both had collars, but when we got back from the veterinarian, they were gone and we haven't seen them since.

Please, if you are going to have dogs, keep them secured on your property.

Rummies life was tragically cut short by an unnecessary violent attack. Please don't let this happen to other innocent pets who are loved by their owners.

Barry L. McFadden & family

Pennsville

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