Owners of cat killed by pit bulls make surprise plea to save dogs

Posted at 6:38 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 21:38:37-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - The owners of a cat killed in a pit bull attack in Chula Vista are making an unusual plea - to help the dogs.

On an afternoon two Wednesdays ago, 14-year-old Pansy was sleeping in her back yard off Myra Avenue.

Owner Armando Nunez left the side gate open to move some items, when suddenly, two pit bulls raced in and started chasing Pansy through the house.

Minutes later, the dogs took off but found pansy dead in the hall.

Not far away, family members found the pit bulls, who jumped into their car.

Nunez and his wife Diane say they're hoping the owners will come forward, after learning from Animal Control in Chula Vista that if the owners don't claim the dogs, they won't be adopted out and will likely be euthanized.

"I felt really, really bad. It wasn't the dogs' fault. It's the fault and responsibility of the owners," said Diane Nunez.

It's believed the dogs are around 2 years old and 9 months old, possibly a mother and her pup.

A spokesperson with the City of Chula Vista tells us they have attempted to notify a possible owner, who has until tomorrow to claim the dogs.