Warning to Burnley cat owners after pet savaged by dog

Stephen Clark whose cat was savaged and wants to warn other cat owners in the area. A130212/1
Stephen Clark whose cat was savaged and wants to warn other cat owners in the area. A130212/1

A BURNLEY man is warning pet owners in Rosehill to keep an eye on their animals after his cat was savaged last weekend.

Mr Stephen Clark (51) let nine-year old Whitey out around 9-30 a.m. on Saturday for her usual 20-minute walk. When she failed to return he went looking for her and found her “ripped apart” in the garden.

Although he did not see what happened Mr Clark, of Constable Avenue, said he believes Whitey was attacked by a dog and warned cat owners to keep their pets inside.

He said he is also worried about a child being attacked and fears for his four-year-old granddaughter Alliyaah’s safety.

Mr Clark reported the incident to police who advised him to contact the dog warden.

He said the area has seen problems with dogs fighting and chasing cats before.

“I just want to warn people. It could have been another cat or even a child. Obviously there’s something on the loose.

“It’s very shocking and upsetting that, if it was a dog, someone could let them do this.

“Whitey was all white and fluffy and she was just like a teddy bear. She was very loveable.”

Mr Clark, who lives with his wife Susan, also has another cat Oscar. He said: “I’ll be worried now whenever Oscar goes out. “I also worry about my granddaughter’s safety.”