We've been feeding some strays that were born under our front porch. 3 kittens and the Mama kitty. The one kitten (orange tabby) was becoming friendly with us and was starting to let us pet it and didn't run when we were out there tending to their food and water. We even made them a little house for them to bundle up in with a flap over the opening and everything. We have it on the porch. Early today, I went to meet with my Mom and Aunt to have lunch and the little orange tabby was out on the porch when I left....I pet him a little, talked to him a little and then proceeded on my way. Such a cute little guy. I got home around 1PM. As I was pulling around the corner, I saw 2 big dogs and they had our favorite kitten and were playing tag with it and throwing it around. I jumped out of the car (still have to go out and park it properly), ran towards the dogs and shooed them away, but it was too late. The kitten gave two final little twitches and was dead. Mama kitty came out from under the porch and was making a terrible yelping sound. It really hurt to bag up the little dead kitten as the Mama watched. I can imagine how she must feel. :'( I refreshed their water bowl and put out some more kitten chow for the remaining two kittens, and some 9 Lives Chicken & Tuna for the Mama. I wanted to see if the other two kittens survived. Luckily, just a minute or two after laying out the food, they were both on the porch munching away, so those dogs only got one of them. BUT IT WAS THE ONE WE WERE PLANNING TO TAKE-IN THAT GOT KILLED! The other two kittens bolt under the porch anytime they see anyone, as does the Mama cat, though she is SO friendly and rubbing up against us when we're putting out the food. It's probably why they survived and the friendly one didn't. Those two dogs have been seen running loose before, not often......maybe only like 5 times in the 8 years we've lived here, and in actuality are generally friendly towards people. They are a pair of beautiful Husky's, though I'd have to say they seem much less "beautiful" to me right now. Nobody seems to know who they belong to, but they are very well groomed. When we had our old cat (he was about 14 years old, he passed away a couple years ago from old age) they didn't bother him, but the little kitten wasn't so lucky. I just keep thinking, "If only I'd have come home a couple minutes sooner, I could have prevented them from getting to the little kitty." What a way to have your day ruined. My brother is going to be heart-broken when he gets home and hears about it. I feel like I have a rock in my stomach.....but I HAD to tell someone about it.