Police issue Myrtle Beach man citation in connection with his dog killing girlfriend’s cat

troot@thesunnews.comFebruary 5, 2013 

— A Myrtle Beach man was cited after his girlfriend reported his dog killed her cat and had attacked other animals in the past, according to a police report.

Mark V. Klimecki, 44, was cited with owning or harboring a vicious or dangerous animal and ordered to appear in court after officers were called about 5 p.m. Monday to 409 41st Ave. N., police said.

When officers arrived they saw the woman, whose age was not listed in the arrest report, holding the dog down in the yard, a dead cat about five feet away and blood everywhere, according to the report. The woman told police the dog, a black female pit bull, attacked the cat inside the house before the cat ran outside to get away.

The woman said she tried to stop the dog and tried to pry the dog’s mouth off her cat, but was not able to do so and suffered several cuts and abrasions to her hands and all her nails were broken, according to the report. The woman told police the dog had attacked another dog at a previous address, attacked the family dog about a week ago and the officer noted he handled another attack involving the dog within the last year.

Officers quarantined the dog and took it to the Humane Society until the man’s court date. Officers also calmed the couple, who argued after Klimecki arrived at the house following the incident.

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