PET ATTACKS ‘DEPRAVED’

The Lurgan Mail front page for August 16, 2012. INLM3312-front
The Lurgan Mail front page for August 16, 2012. INLM3312-front
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ATTACKS on family pets have been described as ‘depraved’ by the USPCA.

It emerged this week how thugs have been using dogs to attack cats in the town.

A USPCA spokesperson said: ‘Unfortunately the depravity described by your correspondent is not an isolated case. All such incidents must be reported to your local Animal Welfare Officer for investigation.”

A council spokesperson has also revealed there have been nine dog on cat attacks since April.

Sinn Fein Cllr Noel McGeown said the senseless mutilation of a cat in Kilwilke was ‘deplorable’.

He added: “Pets provide company and comfort for their owners who can become very attached to them and this incident will be a matter of grave concern for the many caring owners who live in the area.

“That anyone would torture and kill a defenceless animal defies belief and I would encourage anyone with information about this incident to pass it on to the USPCA.”

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