Haverhill: Pet owner speaks of “terrible” moment when a dog kills her cat

Duchess (in the foreground) has been killed by a dog in Haverhill.

Duchess (in the foreground) has been killed by a dog in Haverhill. - Credit: Contributed

A HEARTBROKEN grandmother has spoken of her horror after her family beloved cat was mauled to death on her doorstep.

May Prior has urged the dog’s owned - who fled the scene - to hand himself in to police after 12-year-old Duchess was attacked on Tuesday.

Mrs Prior believes the dog was not on a lead.

The 73-year-old, who lives in Connaught Road, Haverhill, with her daughter and grandson, said the whole family were devastated.

She said Duchess had been sitting on the front step when they heard noises and barking outside.


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She looked out the window and saw the man and his dog. Her grandson then went outside and discovered what had happened.

She added: “He should’ve had the decency to knock on the door and say ‘I’m sorry for what my dog has done’.”

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She said the whole incident had been “terribly upsetting at the time,” adding “especially when you see her lying there - We didn’t eat for a couple of days”.

Police would like to speak to the man about the attack. He was thought to be wearing a brown jacket and the dog is described as having grey and white spots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Laura Harris at Haverhill Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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