Dog kills cat and attacks owner as he desperately tried to save his pet

Walnut, who was killed by a dog
25 May 2018 @ 7.33 pm
| Crime, News

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.

Desperate attempt

White Rose Avenue near to New Earswick Sports Club. Photograph © Google Street View
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.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Ffion Twomlow
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Ffion Twomlow here
Quote reference number 12180083903