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Dogs break into Douglas County home, kill two cats and chase woman
wsb radio ^ | 7/20/2013 | Bryan Cronan

Posted on 07/22/2013 5:50:46 AM PDT by from occupied ga

A Douglas County family was dealing with the violent deaths of their two cats Saturday after two dogs broke into their home, killed their two pets and tried to attack the wife.

The dogs came from a neighboring house Saturday morning and broke through a second story screen door of Patrick Vermilya’s home. Once inside, they killed one cat sitting on the screen porch, then went further into the home and killed a cat inside, according to Vermilya, who was not at home at the time.

Patty McMahon, Vermilya’s wife, came inside the house and saw the cats lying in pools of blood. Then she turned around and saw the dogs running after her, Vermilya told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“She thought the dogs were going to kill her,” Vermilya said.

She ran and hid in a bathroom and called Vermilya, who called 911, he said.

After 10 minutes, his wife thought the dogs were gone, but as she walked out of the bathroom, the dogs chased her again. She ran outside, locking the dogs in the house, Vermilya said.

Animal control came and captured the dogs, said Douglas County sheriff’s Major Tommy Wheeler

The couple had owned the cats, Lucy and Oscar, for more than 10 years.

“We don’t have any children and these were our kids,” Vermilya said.

He said he can’t believe that the dogs broke into the house to kill the cats.

“To have the animals come inside the house blows my mind,” he said. “The cop said in his 15 years he had never seen dogs break into a porch and house.”

The dogs were taken to the Douglas County Animal Control building and will be euthanized, Wheeler said.

The dog owners were given citations and will appear in court, Wheeler said.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: dog; dogowners; pitbull
Not mentioned in the article, but mentioned on the news was the observation that the dogs were pit bull mixes

I'm sure the cats did something to provoke the dogs < /sarcasm> Or at least the dog lovers on this forum will say so or "It was the owners fault" Legally absolutely true, and from the perspective that they had not one but two of a vicious breed also the owners' fault. But the breed remains a danger irrespective of the way they're treated. With memories of Chet66

Oh and BTW I'd say that they didn't TRY to attack the wife they DID attack the wife. They just weren't successful.

1 posted on 07/22/2013 5:50:46 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: from occupied ga

Was this in Colorado?


2 posted on 07/22/2013 5:52:44 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: from occupied ga
Sounds like the work of the Bumpus dogs.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 5:53:06 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: from occupied ga

Amish dogs?


4 posted on 07/22/2013 5:56:01 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: RandallFlagg

GA


5 posted on 07/22/2013 6:04:08 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: RandallFlagg

Douglas couty GA


6 posted on 07/22/2013 6:05:28 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga; freeangel

AH! Gotcha.


7 posted on 07/22/2013 6:06:11 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Fresh Wind
Amish dogs?

Not known. The media was very careful NOT to give any hints about the identity of the dog owners, so I'd guess that, yes they were Amish. Whites would have had their pictures and address posted.

8 posted on 07/22/2013 6:07:30 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

SONS OF B-—.......BUMPUSES!


9 posted on 07/22/2013 6:08:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: from occupied ga

“but mentioned on the news was the observation that the dogs were pit bull mixes”

The dogs are to be euthanized. Too bad the same can’t be said of the owners.


10 posted on 07/22/2013 6:08:28 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: from occupied ga

wow,right in my own backyard...


11 posted on 07/22/2013 6:10:24 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: freeangel
euthanized. Too bad the same can’t be said of the owners.

Agree

12 posted on 07/22/2013 6:12:24 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

” the observation that the dogs were pit bull mixes”

Yet another mere coincidence


13 posted on 07/22/2013 6:16:43 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: dfwgator

The Bumpuses were white hillbillies in the original story.

I doubt there are white hillbillies involved in this incident.


14 posted on 07/22/2013 6:24:06 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: AppyPappy
Yet another mere coincidence

Yes, it is usually toy poodles and chihuahuas that do this sort of thing.

15 posted on 07/22/2013 6:24:07 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

With all the cops-shooting-peoples’-dogs stories around, you’d think this situation would have been a great opportunity for them.


16 posted on 07/22/2013 6:35:18 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: from occupied ga

So it took much longer than 10 minutes for someone in government to come and rescue this woman.

I’m sure a couple of dogs could kill a person in a much shorter timeframe.


17 posted on 07/22/2013 6:36:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: hal ogen
With all the cops-shooting-peoples’-dogs stories around, you’d think this situation would have been a great opportunity for them.

Well the difference is that the dogs in this story really needed shooting and weren't on the owner's property. It's only fun if you can shoot someone's pet dog for no reason other than it feels good (but not as good as it feels to shoot the owner.)

18 posted on 07/22/2013 6:37:53 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: MrB
I’m sure a couple of dogs could kill a person in a much shorter timeframe.

They could if she hadn't managed to get into the bathroom and lock the door. My house theoretically (if I hadn't lost all of my firearms while fishing) would have a loaded weapon in every room.

19 posted on 07/22/2013 6:39:46 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

I had a neighbor who bred dogs like this. He moved away.


20 posted on 07/22/2013 6:54:59 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: from occupied ga

Those darned bad owners again!


21 posted on 07/22/2013 6:58:46 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: from occupied ga

A story from the good old days.

In one Indiana town in the 1940s, packs of stray dogs were such a menace that a man was elected mayor on the single platform that he would personally shoot them. And, being an honest sort, he actually carried out his platform, wiping out several packs of strays. He was reelected.

In South America, there has long been itinerant dog killers, who travel from town to town killing stray dogs. They use old meat, soaked in poison in a 55 gallon drum, and post warnings that on a particular night, all pet dogs should be kept inside. After setting out the meat, before morning any extra meat is collected, the dead dogs are carted off, and the dog killer leaves town.


22 posted on 07/22/2013 7:01:04 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: luvbach1
I’m sure a couple of dogs could kill a person in a much shorter timeframe.

Yes I've noticed that it's almost always pit bulls and rottweilers who have bad owners, collies, german shepards, poodles, etc. apparently mostly have good owners. Amazing coincidence.

23 posted on 07/22/2013 7:15:44 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Born to Conserve
I had a neighbor who bred dogs like this. He moved away.

Maybe his dogs ate him?

24 posted on 07/22/2013 7:16:37 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga
A Douglas County family was dealing with the violent deaths of their two cats Saturday after two dogs broke into their home, killed their two pets and tried to attack the wife.

Were the dogs 'Amish'?

25 posted on 07/22/2013 8:07:18 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: freeangel

I agree. I feel so sorry for the people whose cats were killed. My dogs are my “babies” now that my kids are grown, and I know how awful it would be to see them hurt.


26 posted on 07/22/2013 8:38:50 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: ExCTCitizen
"Amish"

I strongly suspect so, or at least the owners might be, since the media avoided all mention of the owners' names and showed no pictures of them. I suspect that if they were white rednecks their names pictures and previous offenses would be endlessly trotted out on the news.

27 posted on 07/22/2013 8:40:50 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: wyowolf

Where I grew up.


28 posted on 07/25/2013 2:22:57 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: Fresh Wind

There are plenty of white trash round here that raise pits to show everyone how big their dicks are. Just had to deal with some recently.


29 posted on 07/25/2013 2:24:58 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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