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Today my 17 year old cat was killed by our two dogs and I am totally heartbroken. The cat and dog really didn't have much contact with each other, but I never thought this would happen. Now my boyfriend wants to get rid of the dogs because he says they are vicious. They have never been that way with people. We have only had the dogs for about a year, and they are now 1 years old. (Old Enghlish Bulldogges) :(
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I'm with Darkmoon here. Unfortunately what happened is your dogs were being dogs when they saw the cat. Some dogs are cat safe or can be trained to be cat safe (I think) but some dogs just see cats as prey. It doesn't mean your dogs are vicious. But now you have a choice to make. Do you want these dogs knowing they aren't safe around other small animals? And like others have said, just because they aren't safe around cats/small animals absolutely doesn't mean they aren't safe around humans.

Now my personal credo would be that if you adopted them you committed to take good care of them for the rest of their natural lives. Realistically this doesn't always work, but the main message would do what you can to uphold the "promise" you made when you chose to adopt/buy your dogs.

And if these are your dogs I certainly wouldn't let my boyfriend push me around as to whether to keep them or not. Yes you need to discuss things together but if his premise is that these dogs are vicious killers now then he's just wrong and should back off.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Good luck figuring things out!
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