Testy housecat attacks Great Pyrenees and dog’s owner

On Nov. 4, the woman noticed the cat on her lawn and sent her Great Pyrenees dog outside to scare the feline away.

  • Nov. 29, 2011 2:00 p.m.

A woman and her large dog were attacked after a cat wandered onto her Anton Place property and didn’t want to leave.

On Nov. 4, the woman noticed the cat on her lawn and sent her Great Pyrenees dog outside to scare the feline away. The cat, however, didn’t budge, instead it clawed at the dog’s face.

The woman then confronted the cat, but she, too, was rebuffed, suffering significant scratches to her arms and hands.

Saanich pound officers were called, but the cat was gone by the time they arrived.

“Sending your dog out to chase the cat is probably not the best way to shoo away a cat,” said pound officer Derek Rees. He said water scarecrows and pepper-laced repellents are among the products that can be used to ward off unwanted critters.

“Maybe buy a huge alligator,” Rees joked. “Cats are cats. They’re curious little guys and they like to go everywhere.”

kslavin@saanichnews.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Garden-sharing map connects Victoria landowners and gardeners

U-Map created by Young Agrarians after COVID-19 created uptick in garden matching requests

Saanich wins award for climate plan cut from 2020 budget

‘It’s truly an exceptional plan,’ says councillor disappointed with lack of funding

Oak Bay Grade 8 students end time at Monterey with drive-through goodbye

School holds socially-distanced completion ceremony

CRD warns of toxic algae bloom at Thetis Lake Regional Park

Visitors advised to avoid swimming in lake, keep pets out of water

Saanich police, pound respond to possible cougar sighting

Cougar possibly seen in area of 4500-block of Chatterton Way

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Liberal party finished 2019 having spent $43 million, raised $42 million

All political parties had until midnight June 30 to submit their financial reports for last year

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Most Read