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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