A Bushey resident has been left devastated after her 11-month old cat, Oscar, was brutally attacked and killed by two dogs.
Police are currently investigating following the incident in Bushey where the two dogs were reported to have been dangerously out of control after attacking the cat.
The incident occurred in Highwood Avenue, at around 7am on Wednesday, November 18. It was reported that two ‘greyhound type’ dogs, which were not on leads, ran from a green space and into a garden, where they began attacking the cat
A man intervened to try and rescue the cat and subsequently sustained injuries to his feet.
The cat was seriously injured and was taken to the vets. Sadly, the cat passed away four days later.
Alexandra Jenkins, the cat’s owner, had set up a fundraising page in an attempt to pay for the surgery that could have saved him, which has already raised more than £3.5k.
On the page, she said: “The greyhounds tried to rip him apart. If it wasn’t for my brother pulling him away from those dogs, he would have been eaten alive. Those dogs shouldn’t be allowed on the streets.”
The cat sadly died four days later, and Alexandra provided this update: “Oscar is now at peace and free from pain. He drifted over the rainbow calmly. He could no longer fight this battle.
“Thank you so much to everyone that wished him a speedy recovery and donated. You have been so kind and generous. RIP angel, forever in our hearts.”
PC Callum Ellis, from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Our enquiries into what happened are continuing at this time. As part of our investigation I would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who thinks they may have seen the dogs in the area prior to it. If you have any information at all, please contact us.”
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You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/94565/20.
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