Update on February 23, 2013
A PET lover who had a cat ''ripped apart'' by a stray dog on the same day a Mirrabooka man was forced to stab two dogs to death in his own yard says authorities should be doing more.
Anitra Godden said her 14-year-old cat, Sasha, was attacked by a ''pig dog'' which had pounced on her pet near the back door of her Raymond Terrace home on Tuesday.
She estimates it would have been about an hour after Lee Smith killed two Staffordshire terriers as they attacked his own dog inside his backyard.
Mr Smith's deeds were reported in the Newcastle Herald yesterday, less than a year after his girlfriend was mauled by dogs from the same neighbouring property.
''I just wanted to give this guy some support,'' Mrs Godden said.
The grandmother said she woke to her Jack Russell terrier barking madly inside the family's Curtin Close home.
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Within moments her daughter-in-law walked into her room and said: ''Anitra, the cat's been killed''.
She said when she read the Herald yesterday, the emotions came flooding back and called on council to have stronger laws regarding their treatment of troubling dogs.
''... Lee Smith's story and my own are proof that they are not one-off instances.''