Cat killed in dog attack in Ingol

A Preston pensioner has been left traumatised after her cat was savagely killed in a dog attack in Ingol.

Thursday, 22nd June 2017, 4:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:41 am
Lancashire Police confirmed that they had received reports of the attack and death of a cat.

Mrs Barbara Brown, 70, was devastated after neighbours revealed her cat had been targeted by three Lurcher type dogs at around 9.30pm on June 20 in Dukes Meadow.

The dogs then reportedly attacked another cat and bit a boy who tried to defend the cat in the attack, say police.

Former nurse Mrs Brown said: "My next door neighbour told me he'd just seen three dogs run off with my cat - it was so frightening.

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Lancashire Police confirmed that they had received reports of the attack and death of a cat.

"We went down the Cul-de-Sac where my neighbour showed me my cat, Charlie, who had died in the attack. It was devastating.

"Once the dogs came they just chased everything that moved. People who have cats in the area were all desperately trying to get them inside in case the dogs carried on.

"There was no sign of the owner anywhere.

"I'd had Charlie who was 19, from the RSPCA since he was a kitten. To have him die in this way is just awful.

Lancashire Police confirmed that they had received reports of the attack and death of a cat.

"I was in the garden shortly before the attack with my three-year-old grandson - who's to say these dogs wouldn't have dived on him?

"He also took another cat and bit a boy who tried to get the dogs off another cat. I was told the boy had to go to hospital.

"At first it was very upsetting, now I'm just so angry with the owner. If you have three dogs you have to be responsible."

The owner of the second cat that was caught by the dogs said that his pet had received horrific injuries and spent an entire day in surgery as a result of the vicious attack.

Drew Gough said: "My cat has sustained numerous injuries and has received a full day of operations to stitch up the numerous open wounds.

"It is essential we make occupiers of Dukes Meadow and the neighbouring estates that these dogs are being let loose."

Lancashire Police confirmed that they had received reports of the attack and death of a cat.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at around 9.35pm to reports that three dogs were seen in a public place attacking cats.

"One cat was killed and another injured. Someone tried to intervene and during the course of this was bitten."

Investigations into the incident are on-going.

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: "We have been contacted about this incident and are looking into the complaint."

Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.