Two dogs that were roaming freely mauled a family’s cat in the Sugar Mill area. The horrible incident was caught on the family’s surveillance camera.

KHOU reports that “home surveillance video shows two dogs, believed to have been pet pit bulls who escaped their nearby fence, go into the couple’s backyard, kill their cat then leave him dead on the lawn.”

Leash laws in Sugar Land apply to dogs as well as cats. Kathryn Ketchum, manager of Animal Services for the City of Sugar Land, explains that when you let a cat outside unsupervised, “you are attracting a lot of unwanted visitors, so by letting cats loose, coyotes are actually learning that there is a food source and inviting them to come into our neighborhoods,”

See the full story on KHOU.com.