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Dog attacks on cats

09 August 2015
Facebook recently had a story about a video of a dog attacking a cat in the Small Heath area of Birmingham.

Jacqui Cuff, Cats Protection’s Advocacy Manager, said: “This is a very upsetting case and the pain and suffering this cat would have gone through does not bear thinking about. As the UK's leading feline welfare charity, Cats Protection is completely dedicated to cats and their welfare so to hear about incidents like this is absolutely heart-breaking.

“Attacks can be of all types, for example on elderly cats, often when cats are sitting in their own front gardens or strolling around near where they live. On average around 10 cats a month are reported in the press as having been the victim of a dog attack which equates to over two attacks a week. Sadly 80 per cent of dog attacks on cats are reported as fatal. The vast majority of dog owners are responsible owners and keep their dog(s) under control. However, where an owner does fail to control their dog and the dog injures or kills a cat the law needs strengthening.

“We would urge anyone with any information about this incident to contact the RSPCA and we desperately hope their investigation is successful."