Backyard bloodbath: Four dogs mauled in 'horrific' scenes
A SUNSHINE Coast dog owner is distraught after her four fox terriers were mauled to death on her own property.
Rebecca Sherwood left the pets to be fed and cared for by relatives at her Sippy Downs residence during an overseas trip in September.
During her daily visit, Ms Sherwood's sister was confronted by a "horrific" scene.
"She saw two of my dogs mauled in my yard, then she came into my house and found my 16-year-old blind and deaf dog killed beside my bed," Ms Sherwood said.
"She told me only three were found … I was praying to God Luna had got out, but (she was found after)."
Ms Sherwood said her beloved pets, Lotus, Lychee, Luna and Lollie were killed by two rogue dogs that broke into her yard.
A complaint was made to council about the "dangerous" dogs, yet Ms Sherwood said "nothing had been done" since the September attack.
"Because there was no human that witnessed it, that's the only reason why the dogs haven't been put down," she said.
Ms Sherwood said she feared the rogue dogs would attack again.
"The fact that these two dogs have killed my dogs … they're definitely going to do it again," she said.
"I don't have my four dogs anymore. How can it be right that those two dogs are still allowed to live in a community where they're obviously going to kill at least another dog again?"
Ms Sherwood was heartbroken over losing her four best friends.
"These dogs weren't just dogs, they were like my babies," she said.
"They were in one third of my lifetime."
A Sunshine Coast Council representative said council undertook an investigation into the circumstances leading to the dogs' death.
"There were no witnesses to the incident and council was therefore unable to determine the events that led to the deaths of the dogs in a manner sufficient to support a prosecution case," they said.
"Council has taken certain enforcement action in relation to the incident, however is unable to comment further on those actions due to privacy restrictions."