A dog killed a cat in York and injured its owner when he tried to save his pet.
Now police are appealing for witnesses after the attack on a ‘beloved family pet’ in New Earswick.
It happened between White Rose Avenue and New Earswick Sports Club on Sunday May 13 at about 10.45pm.
The dog was not on a lead and it attacked a cat before attacking the cat’s owner.
Sadly, the eight year-old cat named Walnut, died as a result of the incident.
The cat’s owner, a 19-year-old man from York, was injured on both hands in the desperate attempt to release his cat from the dog’s mouth.
He had to go to York Hospital for treatment.
A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
“In particular, we are appealing for any information that could help us to identify the dog’s owner.”
Have you seen him?
The dog’s owner is…
|5ft 8ins to 6ft tall|
|of average build|
|aged in his early-mid 30s|
|with short brown hair.|
He was wearing
|a dark green or black parka-style coat|
|and black jogging bottoms.|
The dog is described as being a medium to large sized, short-haired, cloured with multiple shades of brown, stocky, and wearing a plain collar.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police.