Photos of the dogs which a Gracemere woman says ripped her pet rabbits apart Photo: Contributed
Photos of the dogs which a Gracemere woman says ripped her pet rabbits apart Photo: Contributed

Rabbit killers on the loose in Gracemere

Wednesday 6.40am: WHEN one Gracemere woman returned home from work on Monday, she found pieces of her four pet rabbits strewn across her backyard.

Traumatised and in tears, she recounted her story yesterday of how two wandering dogs had entered her yard, ripped open the cages and took away the "most important things in her life".

"I came home to pick up pieces of my rabbits on the ground," she said.

"The dogs have come through into the gully right behind our house and they have jumped the fence and brutally attacked my four innocent little creatures.

"My cat was traumatised and won't come home."

Incredibly, the dogs returned to the woman's home again yesterday.

"When I went to the fence I was cursing and yelling. I think I said every swear word under the sun and the mastiff tried to go me," she said. "It knew I was over the fence, but the fact of the matter is that it went for me.

"I posted on Facebook about it because I thought I should get the word out in case there are kids out there, and I have had a lot of concerned parents asking for photos."

The woman had contacted council, who she said are now currently patrolling for the dogs.

Photo of dogs a Gracemere woman says torn apart her pet rabbits.
Photo of dogs a Gracemere woman says torn apart her pet rabbits.

Tuesday later: THE Gracemere woman, whose four pet rabbits were "ripped apart" by two wandering dogs on Monday morning, has revealed how it felt to return home to the "carnage".

She said she had come home to find pieces of her pets around her backyard, after the dogs jumped the fence and destroyed a cage.

The woman said the dogs had returned to her home today, where she met them at the fence.

She said the "mastiff" dog had attempted to "go for her" as she approached.

The woman said she had put up a Facebook post to warn neighbours who had pets and children.

 

Tuesday 12.50pm: A GRACEMERE resident says her pets were "ripped apart" in a horrific attack by of two dogs overnight.

The stray dogs jumped a fence and broke through cages to get to her pets before "ripping" them apart.  

The dogs reportedly came back later that morning.

The crème coloured dog challenged the woman when she threw something at them to draw them away.

More to follow.


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