It become evident from the day we brought Nova home that she had fear issues, however this is something I have dealt with before, so we expected no problems helping her through it. Sadly, things have not gone well today.
Yesterday, she tried to attack one of the cats, only me pulling her back just in time saved things from turning ugly, but she did manage to pull out some of his fur with her teeth. This was concerning, but I figured she’s new, and it can be managed. Then today happened; had her outside on a aerial runner line, then the stray kitten that hangs around my place wandered into her reach, (I did not notice this until it was too late) she and I were on the other side of the yard, and the cat was sitting completely still, so there was no reason, however she took off before I could react, went in to bite and flipped the cat into the air, thankfully that action sent the cat out of her reach, the only thing that saved the cat from being ripped to shreds in my opinion, (the cat seems to be fine). Then, a little later in the day, I had taken her out to potty and my neighbor’s dog, who runs loose, and wouldn’t hurt a fly, comes over, Nova had seen, and been with her on three different occasions before and had acted completely normal. Anne, (the neighbor’s dog) walks up and submissively crouches down in front of Nova, holding completely still, doing nothing what so ever, Nova comes over, sniffs her for a second, and attacks, the only warning I had was her lifting her lip a split second before the attack, but I wasn’t able to react, she did some major damage to poor Anne, and I am sure would have killed her if I hadn’t pulled her off long enough for Anne to run away from her; even during the attack, Anne did nothing to defend herself, just tried to run away. Nova had been getting worse with her chasing and worrying behavior since we brought her home, and that had only been four days! With such dangerous behavior, and three indoor cats, I simply could not take the chance of her killing one of them, or worse yet, turning on us, especially after the pups were born. She has been removed from my home and is back at the shelter I foster for, from here she will likely be placed with a rescue group who can isolate her from everything to hopefully keep something or someone from getting killed. I am extremely upset over this whole thing, and feel as if I have failed her, but I simply could not take the chance on her hurting people. Forgive me for the rant, and I am sorry you guys have to be part of this whole thing!