This is the terrifying moment two free-roaming Rottweilers ran into a family home and killed two beloved cats, leaving the occupant and her children screaming for help.
The attack took place on a suburban street in Chelmsley Wood, north of Solihull in the West Midlands, at lunchtime on Wednesday August 30.
Chilling doorbell camera footage shows owner Paisley, 31, happily chatting to her pet orange cat Dave as she unloads groceries from her car.
She jokes with the cat: “Hello my handsome boy, what have you done to your back again? I can’t afford another trip to the vet, Dave.
Less than 30 seconds later, the two large black dogs can be seen bounding towards the door, as the family screams in panic.
Pet cat Oreo (above) suffered a broken back and severe internal bleeding in the spontaneous attack. He was taken to the vet for treatment but could not be saved.
The family’s beloved cat, Dave, was killed in the attack, found outside by Paisley’s son. Vets couldn’t tell if he died from internal bleeding or just shock.
Mum-of-five Paisley, who did not give her last name, said the dogs entered the house and “destroyed” the kitchen while mauling Dave and dragging black and white cat Oreo out of the kitchen counter, by “pinning” it to the refrigerator.
The dogs also allegedly damaged a radiator cover as they entered the house to carry out the brutal and relentless attack.
Paisley said Birmingham live: ‘They just started attacking the cats.
“I came in and followed the dogs and they attack my cats in the kitchen, they literally went to the side of my kitchen to get Oreo out of the side.”
“Obviously I’m trying to get these dogs to go away (but) they had Oreos pinned to the fridge, they were too big.”
By the end of the traumatic attack, which left his children suffering from nightmares, Dave was dead, while Oreo later died after veterinarians deemed his injuries unsurvivable; the black and white cat had a broken back and severe internal bleeding.
Paisley added: “The vet said the dogs damaged Dave’s eye and without a post mortem they don’t know if he died from internal bleeding or from shock. We found him on a grassy verge on the corner of the street.
Police were called, but the mother said officers were “of no help” – and West Midlands Police say they have “spoken” to the dogs’ owner but are yet to take further action.
Paisley, 31, a mother of five, had just greeted Dave, the orange cat, at the door seconds before. Minutes later, he was dead, after being savagely attacked by uncontrollable animals.
The dogs climbed the driveway of the house in Chelmsley Wood, near Solihull, before rushing into the house.
A radiator cover that Paisley says was damaged by Rottweilers as they entered her home to attack her pets.
A force spokesperson said: “We were called to Raglan Way, Chelmsley Wood (on August 30) following reports of two dogs attacking another dog. The injured dog was taken to the veterinarian for treatment.
“The owners of both dogs were questioned and were taken home to safety by the owners.
“We have asked neighborhood officers to speak to the dog’s owners regarding securing the animal and will consider any additional measures that may be taken to ensure public safety.”
The attack is just one of several dog attacks across the West Midlands in recent weeks, including an XL Bully attack in Stonnall, 15 miles from Chelmsley Wood, which killed local businessman Ian Price on September 14.
Another XL Bully attack saw Ana Paun, 11, and two men mauled in the street in Birmingham on September 9, while Mohammed Sami Raza, 10, was taken to hospital after being attacked by a dog while playing in Walsall Street on September 13.
Owning Rottweilers is legal in the United Kingdom, as the breed is not one of those listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act, which banned the Japanese Tosa and American Pitbull Terrier in 1991.
The Kennel Club says the breed “has become very popular, often with those seeking a macho image.” The breed needs responsible and intelligent owners who can harness the Rottweiler’s intelligence and activity.