WATCH: Residents feeling scared after cats attacked by pack of dogs in Gharghur
This is one of the cats which in recently has ended up a victim of a pack of seven dogs which have been seen for the first time going aroud in the area of Gharghur. Besides cats, other victims of this pack have included hens and baby chicks.
TVM is informed that residents are feeling unsafe and are not even taking out their dogs as they would normally do, because of these aggressive dogs which are running around in the vicinity of Triq il-Ġnien and Triq Għaxqet il-Għajn.
The residents have reported this problem to the Animal Welfare Department and some officers were seen on site in recent days and in the past hours, carrying out inspections and investigating the allegations.
These photographs show traces of blood, probably a result of the alleged aggression by these dogs on the cats living in the vicinity, which are looked after by feeders on a daily basis. The residents say they saw the dogs covered in blood as recently as last night.
TVM is informed that the dogs are not only running loose in fields in the vicinity, but also go into farms and private houses, leaving a total disaster behing them, having slaughtered cats, hens and baby chicks, besides damaging a field planted with tomatoes.
It appears that in an ongoing operation by Animal Welfare officers in the area where the dogs were seen, the officers are trying to identify the dogs which probably came from some farm in Maghtab.
It is not known, however, what action will be taken for these dogs not to continue running loose and attacking other animals, as well as frightening residents in the area.