ANOTHER treasured pet cat has been killed in the latest of a series of animal attacks by lurcher-type dogs.
The beloved female black and white cat was found dead in a Hartlepool alleyway by her devastated owner.
A neighbour had seen it being mauled by two lurcher-type dogs in the early hours of the morning in a sickening attack.
The cat’s owner, who did not wish to be named, said: “She was the most loving cat and never stood a chance.
“I’m thoroughly gutted at what was allowed to happen to her.
“Too many people are allowing their dogs to roam or not taking the necessary precautions to prevent them escaping or have little time to offer them the time and training they deserve in order for them to behave as expected in public.”
The three-year-old cat was attacked in the early hours of Saturday, August 3, while her owner was away and neighbours were keeping a friendly look out for her.
Her lifeless body was found in an alley between Allerton Close and Amberton Road in the Dyke House area of town the following day.
Her owner says not enough is being done to stop such attacks. She contacted Hartlepool Dog Warden service who referred her to the police.
But after initially contacting them she has yet to hear back from them.
She said: “I think its time our authorities adopted a zero tolerance policy on careless pet owners.”
The attack is the third in the space just two weeks.
The Mail previously reported how 10-year-old cat Max was mauled and killed by two loose lurcher type dogs in the Welldeck Road area of town.
And a week earlier John and Sylvia Harvey’s cat Monty was savaged, again in the Welldeck Road area after he went out one morning.
Two dark grey lurcher-type dogs were seen running away and a neighbour saw collars on the dogs suggesting they were not strays.
Sylvia, 55, a carer, told the Mail: “We don’t want this to happen to anyone else so be careful before you let them out.”