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Woman seeks answers after pet cat mauled to death by dog

Miami Beach police investigate cat's death

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A graphic video has become a crucial piece of evidence after a dog mauled a cat to death Sunday in the Venetian Islands neighborhood.

"He loved music. He would sit with my son and listen to piano," Barbara Leibell said about her cat Jaguar. "He came from a litter of kittens that were all adopted except for two black cats."

Jaguar was playing outside when he encountered the dog that killed him.

A video of the incident shows a light brown dog biting the black cat.

Miami Beach police are now investigating Jaguar's death.

Meanwhile, Leibell and her family are turning to their eight other cats for comfort.

"My husband is having nightmares over seeing the video," she said.

Leibell is a University of Miami professor and self-proclaimed cat lover.

She has made it her mission to rescue stray cats on the Venetian Islands and is known to take in stray cats.

Leibell said Jaguar a was well-liked by her neighbors and known to get along with all animals. She said she wants the owner of the dog to come forward.

"She needs to come forward, do the right thing and be held accountable for what happened, you know, to the cat and keep the dog under control and safe," Leibell said.

The dog's owner could face charges.