A GANG of masked thugs stabbed a dog to death in a mystery attack on a man's home.
The 37-year-old man was in the garden of his home on Taylor Hill Road, Taylor Hill, at 10pm on Thursday night.
He heard his pet dog, a German shepherd, whimpering in the house and rushed back in to see what was happening. As he went back inside he saw a man wearing a balaclava in his kitchen.
The dog owner picked up his mobile phone and ran into an alley at the side of his home.
He then called the police.
Four masked men then came out of his house and attacked him while he was on the phone, forcing him to drop it.
They picked up the phone and made off in a silver Toyota Yaris.
The shocked man, who was not badly hurt, went back into the house.
In the kitchen he discovered pools of blood, which were smeared across the floor.
The man followed the grisly trail into the garden and found his dog had been stabbed in the side and died.
Police are appealing for anyone with information about the attack to come forward.
Witnesses said that the getaway car's number began with YE5 or YES.
Anyone with any information is urged to phone Huddersfield CID on 01484 436685.