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Updated: 2/24 7:58 am
INTERLACHEN, Fla.-- After a gruesome killing, a family in Interlachen claims they feel trapped in their home by their neighbor's pit bulls.

The Wadeson pet cat was mauled to death on the family's front steps Tuesday by a pair of pit bulls owned by their neighbor, George Keech.

"That's what dogs do. They kill cats," Keech told Action News.

Originally, Keech was allowed to get his dogs back once he paid a $115 fine for allowing the animals to get loose to kill the cat. Now, the Wadesons tells us he will have to go to court and prove his animals are not dangerous.

The cat owner, Tammy Wadeson, filed numerous complaints in recent years about the dogs living across a field from her house.

Now, that it's become a deadly problem, she now fears for her children's safety.

"My kids can't ride their bikes. My kids can't do anything here; we are trapped," said Wadeson.
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jjdnn79111389 - 3/5/2014 4:39 AM
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He is kinda right. It is in most animal nature to attack smaller animals.if these dogs have never had to live with a cat then all they see is a smaller animal. Its not that the owner taught them to be mean its the fact that he never had to teach them wat a cat was. Cats attack smaller animals should we make a big deal out of that?? Its nature to a dog. All it sees is a smaller animal of another species that is not human. What some people find news worthy these days is quite questionable

interlachenfam - 2/28/2014 12:10 PM
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That SAME DAY two black and white beautiful pitbulls came and torn my large goats legs up and attacked him. He died a few hours later. They also attacked my baby goat that we have been nursing back to health for a week because of his wounds. (They also killed our female goat and wounded one other the week before). We NEED to find these two black and white pitbulls in Lake Estates Interlachen, FL. Please call Animal Control with any tips if you can help us find the two black and white pitbulls. Thank you so much.

not guilty - 2/22/2014 10:22 AM
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VERY POOR REPORTING ON YOUR BEHALF CHANNEL 4 NEWS GET THE FACTS BEFORE REPORTING LET ME STATE SOME FOR YOU...THEY ARE NOT PIT BULLS HAVE YOU EVEN ASKED TO SEE THE DOGS?NO JUST ASSUMPTION ONCE AGAIN FROM ONE SIDE...THEY ARE CLAIMING THEY SEEN EVERYTHING YET THEY ARE BOTH CONSIDERED LEGALLY BLIND IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA...THEY ARE BOTH CONCEALED WEAPON REGISTERED IF YOU ARE IN SUCH FEAR YOU WOULD SHOOT...THEY BOUGHT A HOUSE IN DEC OF LAST YEAR IF YOU ARE IN SUCH FEAR WHY DONT THEY MOVE THEY HAVE A PLACE TO GO...THEY CLAIM THE CAT WAS SHREDDED TO PIECES IN FRONT OF THE BUSH QUOTE MADE BY REPORTER YET NO BLOOD OR CAT HAIR OR ANY OTHER EVIDENCE LAYS THERE...DID SHE MENTION THAT ONE OF THE DOGS IN QUESTION SHE WANTED TO ADOPT TO PLAY WITH HER CHILDREN AND HER DOG AND HER CATS ...NO I DIDNT THINK SO ...AND TO TAKE A PICTURE OF MY STORAGE AREA AS IF I LIVE THERE COME ON ...REALLY !!!!BEFORE YOU PUT PEOPLE OUT THERE AS TRASH GET THE WHOLE SIDE ...JUST SAYING ...DISAPPOINTED IN THE REPORT OF THIS NEWSCAST

barrett - 2/20/2014 7:48 PM
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STOP THE MADDNESS, these two families are related shes doig it for attention her kids arnt even afraid of the dogs, there harmless. Me knowing this because im one of the neighbors, shes been trying to pick fights with them since the keeches moved in.

tellthetruth - 2/20/2014 11:19 AM
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hello

king kaos - 2/20/2014 10:36 AM
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This one is easy, and agreed upon. "Thats what guns do, they kill stuff that threatens me or my family". I have a dog, my wife and daughter have cats. The dog NEVER killed any of the cats. Its not what dogs do, its what the owner ALLOWS them to do. You cant have a pitbull if your a mean retard like this guy obviously is and if you do you will have this situation. Im sure he has "taught the dogs" to be aggresive and mean. Poor lady, get your man to get a gun or trap the dogs while they are on your land and send them to the pound\animal shelter to get adopted. Its times like this Im glad my neighbors are good folks and dont act like dirtbags. It keeps me from killing thier stuff which in turn keeps us friendly. Easy to do LeechyKeechy you sh1teforbrains jerk, dont act like a freaking human whatever you do!

MonaElisa - 2/20/2014 10:28 AM
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As usual the dogs are being blamed when the owner should be. Send the dogs to a new home where they can be trained and treated better. Jail the owner.

Old Dog - 2/20/2014 8:32 AM
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Has this lady ever heard of Smith & Wesson or Ruger Arms, either one is a good solution for a dangerous animals and/or their owners. I would not hesitate to kill a dangerous animals, especially so on my property and this lady shouldn't either. As for the dog’s owner, sounds like he needs a good a— whooping, followed closely by a law suit to recover damages for her cats killing. I bet there is a few animal loving attorneys who would be willing to assist this lady?

wishmistress - 2/20/2014 2:16 AM
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"That's what dogs do. They kill cats," Keech told Action News. .... Fat pig! Dead dog. That's what parents do when one threatens their families. So sorry for this poor woman having to watch her pet get torn to shreds. Despicable.
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