Appeal after cats savaged

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats were killed by a dog while its owner appeared to stand by and watch.

The incident happened on 12th July in Plantation Hill, Worksop. One witness shouted at the man, who was on a bike, to stop the dog attacking the cats.

The cyclist called off his dog, but the two cats were severely injured and died a short while later.

The dog was described as a brindle lurcher cross bull mastiff. The man was described as around 25-years-old, 5ft 6 to 8 inches tall, medium build, clean shaven with very short hair. He was wearing dark brown trainers and brown trousers and riding a mountain bike.

The RSPCA was also called on 23rd June after an incident in Bridge Street, when three men were seen with a brindle lurcher that was attacking a cat. The cat died and the men put the body in a bin.

Keith Ellis who is investigating said: “The cats killed in the first incident belonged to the same owner and she was absolutely devastated.”

“While I am not linking the incidents there is still a possibility that the same dog could have been involved with both.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.