A devastated cat owner is urging anybody that has been affected by dog attacks in Colne to step forward.
Richard Jameson (30), of Alkincoats Road, was left mortified over the weekend, after learning that his eight-month-old tabby Logie had been killed by two dogs.
Now, the building surveyor is hopeful his case will encourage others to approach the relevant authorities, and raise awareness of dog attacks in the local area.
The 30-year-old said: “The best thing for anybody affected by something similar is to come forward.
“There have been a few attacks in the Alkincoats area, and we need to raise awareness of it.
“Andrew Stephenson is pushing this, with his views on responsible dog ownership.”
It is believed that Logie was attacked at the back of Alkincoats Road at 11-55am on Sunday.
Mr Jameson’s other cat Patch, a black and white tabby, was also out at the time of the attack, but was said to return home later looking “fairly traumatised”.
Mr Jameson, who is also the owner of Logie and Patch’s mum Myla, added: “I am completely devastated.
“We had that cat for the full eight months, because we had taken his mother, a rescue cat, in from Pendle Cat Protection.
“It was a real shock, and I am absolutely gutted he has gone.
“Our other cat came back, thank God. God knows what state I would have been otherwise.”
And Pendle Council Dog Warden, Kat Bullas, added: “Residents have been very helpful in contacting us with information and descriptions of the dogs believed to be responsible for the attack and of their owner.
“We’re still gathering evidence to pull together a case for a Dog Control Order.
“If anyone else has any information that may help us in this, then they should call the council on 661743.
“Thank you to everyone who has already contacted us.”
Following the attack, a meeting has been organised to discuss any community issue affecting residents in the Alkincoats area. It will be held at North Valley Community Centre between 6-30pm and 8pm on Tuesday.
And due to a number of complaints of two dogs attacking other cats in the Alkincoats Park area of Vivary Bridge, the Vivary Bridge Neighbourhood Policing Team has visited a Colne man, with Pendle Council’s Dog Warden.