In this police report, authored by Officer Jelcick, a woman is startled by a commotion outside of her house. It is around 0630. She leaves her house to see what is going on. She finds a pit bull with a cat in its mouth. The pit bull is trying to shake the life out of the cat, which is Siamese. The dog is owned by a black male who is wearing black clothing with red lettering. He may be 35, he may be 45. His beast has "white fur on the chest." No one knows who owns the cat that is in the mouth of the pit bull. When the woman asks the dog's owner to put a leash on his beast, he responds: "The cat attacked the dog."
Somehow the cat escapes the jaws of death and dashes to safety under the woman's porch. She calls 911, the pit bull and its owner leave the scene, and the police arrive to investigate what might be a case animal cruelty. Officer Jelcick writes:
The cat was cornered under the rear deck and would not come out... I reached under the deck and attempted to grab the cat and he struck my gloved hand and hissed. The homeowner even removed boards from the deck in an effort to get to the injured cat. There was a visible and bloody wound on the cat's chest and [it was panting]. The cat was obviously seriously injured but frightened enough that officers could not retrieve him. At my request dispatch attempted to contact Seattle Animal Control, [but no one was] available on Sunday. I called a local 24-hour hospital and they advised that a 'rabies pole' not be used to attempt to capture the cat—a 'rabies' pole is a capture pole with an adjustable noose at the end [and is] often used to capture dogs... With no further options to retrieve the cat, I advised [the complainant] to contact animal control on Monday morning. I provided [her] with a business card and incident number.
Later, Officer Consalvi and Officer Jelcick find and follow a trail of "blood droplets" on the sidewalk. They end at a house near East Alder Street. Officer Jelcick writes:
I contacted an unknown man at East Alder Street, (I could hear a dog barking inside [his house] and a passerby said the man owned a black pit bull). The man said he only had a white pit bull.
Here, the report's black print fades into white and it's impossible to tell exactly why Officer Jelcick made this conclusion:
I believe the unknown suspect knowingly, and recklessly inflicted unnecessary suffering and pain upon the aforementioned cat by allowing his pit bull to attack it...
As for the cat, the report does not tell us if it survived the attack.