In a bit of a twist on the old saying, dog bites cat isn't news... unless everyone thought it was a case of man using cat as a bow-and-arrow practice target.
Police in Palmetto Bay say that a string of cats found dead in the city last week were probably killed by one or more loose dogs, and not, as the owner of one victim surmised in interviews with local news stations, a man with a bow and arrow.
"We're not excluding that something else could have killed the cats, but the wounds right now appear to be indicative of that caused by dogs or other larger animals," Palmetto Bay Police commander Gregory Truitt told the Miami Herald.
Truitt didn't completely rule out the work of a man in some of the killings, but the wounds found on the cats definitely could have been caused by a dog, and that seems to be the likeliest scenario. At least one of the cats had clearly been attacked by a dog.
Thus ends Cat Killer Hysteria 2: Bow and Arrow Boogaloo much in the same way the original 2009 episode did. Police arrested then 18-year-old Tyler Weinman after several cats turned up dead in Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay, but eventually dropped charges after several bite marks from large animals were found on some of the cats' bodies.
In any event, it seems the best way to protect your cat, whether from big dogs or imagined psychos, is to keep it indoors at night.