POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two dogs mauled a cat in Lancaster.
The incident happened on Monday, June 6 on Shakespeare Road at around 1am. Two men were walking their dogs down the road when they set them on a woman’s cat.
The cat tried to escape but one of the men picked it up and shouted instructions at the dogs for them to attack it which they did. The dogs then ran off along the road followed by their owners.
Following the incident the woman spent the next two hours looking for her cat but as yet it has not been found and it is presumed to be dead.
Officers have been working closely with the RSPCA in a bid to find the dog owners and are asking the public to help trace them.
Both men are described as being in their late teens or early twenties. One was wearing a light coloured top and the other a black coloured tracksuit with a light coloured stripe with a baseball cap.
The dogs are thought to be bull terriers.
PCSO John Jackson said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time or perhaps recognises the description of the men and dogs to come forward and contact police.
“The woman has been left devastated following the loss of her cat and the people who are responsible need to be caught and brought to justice.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Lancaster police on 01524 63333 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.