A dog walker who flung a cat over a wall with a spade moments after his dogs savaged it has been caught.
Police have questioned a teenager, thought to be from Scapegoat Hill, but have decided not to prosecute.
Shocking footage of the fatally injured cat being scooped up with a shovel and thrown into a field was revealed in late December by the devastated owners.
Jessie, a four-year-old cat, was attacked by two dogs right outside her owners’ home at Ray Gate, Mount.
But sadly she was not discovered for over an hour after the dog walker covered up the attack by dumping her over a wall to die.
The horrific incident was uncovered by owner Harry Pearcey after he reviewed the family’s security footage.
The family fears Jessie may have been alive when she was scraped off the ground with a shovel, but died in pain from her injuries because of the teen’s bid to cover his tracks.
Just over a month on from the ordeal they have spoken out after the teenager, thought to be 18-years-old, was let off the hook.
Harry first contacted the Examiner after police said they would not investigate, despite him offering them CCTV of the full attack.
West Yorkshire Police had a change of heart after the Examiner intervened.
At the time, Insp Steve Forrest told the Examiner that after viewing the footage he felt there were some “potential offences”.
But the inquiry has now ended with no-one being charged.
A spokesperson said: “Police were called to an incident on Ray Gate, in Huddersfield on December 27 last year in which a cat was killed.
“An investigation was carried out into the circumstances and how the dog involved came into contact.
“We spoke at length with both parties involved as part of this investigation, including the owner of the deceased cat, who has understandably been very upset by what took place.
“The dog owner voluntarily attended one of our police stations and was spoken to by officers.
“The matter was dealt with by way of community resolution and a donation was also made to the RSPCA.
“The victim was updated throughout the process by West Yorkshire Police.
“Every incident involving a dog is treated according to its individual circumstances and incidents where injuries have occurred or the dog could be considered to pose a risk to the public, are always taken very seriously.”
Mr Pearcey said the family was disappointed with the outcome of the police inquiry – which had led to merely a police caution being issued.
He said officers had said their “hands were tied” by the law.
He said: “They said they couldn’t prosecute as it would fail in court as it was a grey area.
“All they could do was issue a caution.”
“It felt like the police was acting for them,” he added.
“At the end of the day he didn’t admit it, he was caught. Someone dobbed him in and the police went to his property.
“We don’t even know if the dogs have been assessed.
“Also, it was us that suggested a donation to the RSPCA.”
Mr Pearcey said the family would like a letter of apology from the perpetrator.
He said: “We only want the person involved to realise what they’ve put us through by their careless actions.”