Dogs quarantined after killing cat in Easton

Two husky dogs are quarantined at their Fairfield home after they attacked and killed a cat in Easton on Wednesday morning.

The dogs broke through their electric fence and roamed into Easton where the attack took place, according to Animal Control Officer Kelly Fitch who responded to the call with an Easton police officer. The female owner of the cat saw the attack take place on her property and attempted to intervene.

“She tried to grab the cat,” Fitch said. “In so doing, the owner got injured.The dogs were not people-aggressive.”

The owner sought treatment at a walk-in medical center. Fitch didn’t know the extent of the injuries but said the owner got a tetanus shot and was prescribed antibiotics.

Fitch described the incident as “one of those freak things” that happen with animals but the reason might never be known. She said she and the police officer easily got the dogs under control, and “they were sweet as could be. They were non-aggressive with us.”

The dogs were up-to-date on their rabies shots but were not yet licensed. Their owners recently moved to Fairfield, Fitch said.

The dogs’ owners were issued a ticket and a fine for allowing the dogs to roam, Fitch said.

Animal Control Officer Kelly Fitch with the recently acquired animal control vehicle. — Susan Hunter archive photo

Animal Control Officer Kelly Fitch with the recently acquired animal control vehicle. — Susan Hunter archive photo

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