The cat-killing dog still roams Jouy-le-Potier

“On July 13, I was not at home. When I came back, motorhome owners came knocking on the door asking me if the dog walking around was mine. I said no. They then told me that he had a cat in his mouth. And that he had buried it by a small pond, along rue des Champs-Bretons. I went. And I recognized my cat…”

Philippe is exhausted. Like many in the town of Jouy-le-Potier. Where a dog sows terror among the cats of the village. For six, seven years, a dog would have attacked fifty cats of which thirty-five would have lost their lives. All these privately owned cats.

This same July 13, 2022, shortly after discovering that one of his cats had been killed, Philippe returned home. “As it was hot, the French window in the living room was open. And there, what do I see? The dog at the entrance to the living room. My other cat then runs between my legs and takes refuge under our bed. Where he stayed two hours without being able to get him out.

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Nearly 900 signatories of a petition

Several complaints have been filed. “The owner is identified”we are told by the gendarmerie. “The person has had a call to order and will be heard as part of the procedure.”

On the side of the inhabitants, on July 17, 2022, a petition “Save the cats in Jouy-le-Potier” was created. Which gathered no less than 825 signatures! “We went door-to-door and have about fifty more signatures,” adds Philippe. So 875 signatures for a village with around 1,300 inhabitants!

“We are fed up with this dog. He is known as the white wolf and he is a cat killer”, thunders Philippe who “speaks on behalf of all the people who have lost their cat in a cruel way in Jouy-le -Potter”.

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He kills a cat in front of the children

Not long ago, this dog, which would look like “a wolf-dog”, killed a cat in front of the kindergarten playground, during recess, under the eyes of the children. The cat was the school mascot… Signatories of the petition are not only afraid for their pets but also for their children.

“He doesn’t hesitate to jump over gates or fences,” explains Philippe, who also lost another cat to the same dog five years ago. “When he sees a cat, he goes crazy. And it’s been going on for years. At some point, the bullshit has to stop. And there will be overflows”, he warns.

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“It’s starting to go very far”

“People have already told me that they were going to kill the dog… It’s starting to go very far. I emailed the mayor to that effect. I told him that he had to react because there will be excesses. I’m still waiting for an answer…”

Even if the inhabitants are exasperated, there is no question for them of asking that the dog be euthanized. “Nope. What we want is for the dog to be in a kennel or tied up with a chain. That’s all.”

Joined by The Rep’, Gilles Billiot, the mayor of the town, did not wish to speak on the subject.

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