A HUDDERSFIELD couple fear their cat may have been savaged to death by two dogs allowed to attack it.
David and Ann Capstick spoke out after reading the Examiner's story of the CCTV images showing family cat Tigger being given to a dog to kill in Marsh.
Mr and Mrs Capstick's Siamese cat, Flame, was outside when the couple went out a week last Thursday.
When they returned to their home on Delves Wood Road, Beaumont Park, there was no sight of their eight-year-old pet, which was very unusual.
Mr Capstick, 58, started to search for him.
That was when neighbours said they had seen two hooded youths with dogs outside the couple's home that afternoon - and the dogs had run down the path.
When Mr Capstick checked outside the front door he found clumps of Flame's fur scattered around and claw marks where the cat may have been dragged.
He said: "There has been absolutely no sign of Flame since and we fear he has been killed by these dogs. The clumps of fur led us to think he was attacked."
Neighbours described one of the dogs as a bull mastiff and the other as a light brown husky-type.
Mr Capstick said: "We just want to know what's happened to Flame."
The couple say neither the police nor the RSPCA want to be involved until more details come to light about what happened to Flame.
Anyone with information or who may have found Flame's body should phone the Examiner newsdesk on 01484 437762.
* In the Marsh incident a brown cat called Tigger was savaged to death by a terrier last Wednesday afternoon. The incident was caught on CCTV cameras.
A 19-year-old Huddersfield man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
He was released on police bail, pending further inquiries.
Also, a dog has been seized.