A WOMAN who saw her cat torn to pieces by out of control dogs has warned “a child could be next.”
Sue Lees, of Trehafren, Newtown, witnessed the horrifying incident while she was babysitting her four-year-old granddaughter last Sunday morning.
She told the County Times that two Staffordshire Bull Terriers darted into her garden at 11.15am and proceeded to attack and kill her beloved 10-year-old tabby cat, Smokey.
Mrs Lees said that Police told her they are powerless to intervene because the dogs did not attack her.
She says the incident has left her and her granddaughter traumatised.
Sobbing while she recounted the terrifying ordeal Mrs Lees recalled: “One was at the front of him and one was at the back and they were pulling him apart, I couldn’t do anything. I was hitting the dogs to get them to let him go but they just wouldn’t.
“It was absolutely horrific. I have never seen anything like that, they tore him up and I could not do anything to help him and my granddaughter saw everything.
“No matter what I did they just would not let go.”
Mrs Lees said the dogs were so out of control that she had feared for her granddaughter’s safety.
She said: “I had to lock her in the bathroom because I was scared that when they had finished with him they would come after her.
“It could be a child next. You hear of it all the time.”
“She has been having nightmares since and doesn’t want to go to school. She came out while I was trying to stop them and saw it and now she is terrified.”
Mrs Lees is now calling on the authorities to take action to prevent a more serious incident taking place in the future.
She said: “Something should be done, people should not be allowed to let these animals roam around.
“If owners cannot control their dogs then they should not be allowed to keep them.”