Terrified teenager, 15, sees beloved family cat Tigger savaged to death in the street outside her home in Bowness Avenue, Ravenscliffe, Bradford

ALERT: Mum Michelle Kear with family dog Tess and daughter Sammie and the family’s remaining cat Leo

KILLED: Beloved family pet Tigger

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

A family whose pet cat was ripped apart by two dogs while a gang of boys stood by and laughed, fears the horrific attack might have been staged as a form of sick sport.

Michelle Kear’s 15-year-old daughter watched in terror as the attack occurred outside their home in Bowness Avenue, Ravenscliffe, Bradford.

Miss Kear, who was out at work at the time, said she got a panic-stricken phone call from home as it was happening and could only hear her daughter and her sister screaming and shouting.

“My sister was at the house looking after my daughter and they’d gone to the door when they heard Tigger making a horrid crying sound.

“She was being ragged by what we think was a Staffy and a lurcher, they each had one end of her, ripping her, it was horrific.

“There was a group of lads in the street laughing and watching it happen, the dogs ran off with the cat and the lads went too.”

Miss Kear added: “I know of two other incidents just the same as this that have happened on this street and just round the corner in the past months which makes me think these lads are doing it for sport, they are just sick in the head.”

Miss Kear and her daughter went searching for Tigger but the next day got a call from a local veterinary surgery breaking the news that a man had found their cat’s remains.

“Tigger was a rescue cat. We got her from the RSPCA about nine or ten years ago, she was part of the family,” Miss Kear said.

“She was microchipped so that’s how they identified her.

“We’re heartbroken about this but it’s turned to anger because of those lads.”

Miss Kear said she had contacted the police but been told to report it to Bradford Council’s dog warden – which she did.

“I’m thinking of putting up some notices in the shops round here warning people to keep a look out.

“If it’s happened a few times already it could happen again.

“People need to be made aware and so do these boys’ parents if anyone knows who they are.

“I know sometimes dogs do go for cats but in this case the boys were responsible and should not be allowed to get away with it. If I can help stop this from happening to anyone else’s pet then that’s good.”

A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter.

No-one at Bradford Council was available to comment.

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8:31am Mon 19 Nov 12

Elsie Nicol says...

When are the laws in this country being made tougher for things like this happening, these yobs are getting away with murder, they should be given a taste of a spell in solitary confinement. It really makes me very annoyed when animals are treated like that.
When are the laws in this country being made tougher for things like this happening, these yobs are getting away with murder, they should be given a taste of a spell in solitary confinement. It really makes me very annoyed when animals are treated like that. Elsie Nicol
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10:09am Mon 19 Nov 12

RollandSmoke says...

There is something psychologically wrong with too many youngsters, it can't have happened accidentally. These "lads" should have known better, so why didn't they? Where's their humanity, empathy, compassion ect.? Causing pain and suffering to others has become a form of entertainment for them. They see it on TV, in games and sadly some see it as sport. I personally believe they have been socially engineered to be this way as they then make for the perfect killing machines/cannon fodder for the politician's military goals. We need to find a way of de-programming them and quick or this country wont be safe for anyone. Kids who/what the hell are you?
There is something psychologically wrong with too many youngsters, it can't have happened accidentally. These "lads" should have known better, so why didn't they? Where's their humanity, empathy, compassion ect.? Causing pain and suffering to others has become a form of entertainment for them. They see it on TV, in games and sadly some see it as sport. I personally believe they have been socially engineered to be this way as they then make for the perfect killing machines/cannon fodder for the politician's military goals. We need to find a way of de-programming them and quick or this country wont be safe for anyone. Kids who/what the hell are you? RollandSmoke
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10:22am Mon 19 Nov 12

Bone_idle18 says...

RollandSmoke wrote:
There is something psychologically wrong with too many youngsters, it can't have happened accidentally. These "lads" should have known better, so why didn't they? Where's their humanity, empathy, compassion ect.? Causing pain and suffering to others has become a form of entertainment for them. They see it on TV, in games and sadly some see it as sport. I personally believe they have been socially engineered to be this way as they then make for the perfect killing machines/cannon fodder for the politician's military goals. We need to find a way of de-programming them and quick or this country wont be safe for anyone. Kids who/what the hell are you?
Must have got a good batch of weed this week eh?
[quote][p][bold]RollandSmoke[/bold] wrote: There is something psychologically wrong with too many youngsters, it can't have happened accidentally. These "lads" should have known better, so why didn't they? Where's their humanity, empathy, compassion ect.? Causing pain and suffering to others has become a form of entertainment for them. They see it on TV, in games and sadly some see it as sport. I personally believe they have been socially engineered to be this way as they then make for the perfect killing machines/cannon fodder for the politician's military goals. We need to find a way of de-programming them and quick or this country wont be safe for anyone. Kids who/what the hell are you?[/p][/quote]Must have got a good batch of weed this week eh? Bone_idle18
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10:36am Mon 19 Nov 12

georget says...

Thats the Goverment for you
& The Jusice System, & Useless Policing, Just A Farse, Just reported a Possible Theft of Bycycles, "Minor Crime" Eh, Does the owners think its Minor After Paying £500 For Them,
Has the Police No Common Sense, NO
Let them get away with that, & The Crimes Get Bigger You **** Idiots
Nothing done as usual, Ask the Public to HELP, Then Treat The Public with Contempt, & Now Ill Treating Animals Is Not An Offence, TIME WE ALL GOT TOGETHER AT A MASS MEETING & STOPPED PAYING COUNCIL TAX, Can Put Us All In Jail, Or Better Known As BUTLINS
Thats the Goverment for you & The Jusice System, & Useless Policing, Just A Farse, Just reported a Possible Theft of Bycycles, "Minor Crime" Eh, Does the owners think its Minor After Paying £500 For Them, Has the Police No Common Sense, NO Let them get away with that, & The Crimes Get Bigger You **** Idiots Nothing done as usual, Ask the Public to HELP, Then Treat The Public with Contempt, & Now Ill Treating Animals Is Not An Offence, TIME WE ALL GOT TOGETHER AT A MASS MEETING & STOPPED PAYING COUNCIL TAX, Can Put Us All In Jail, Or Better Known As BUTLINS georget
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10:49am Mon 19 Nov 12

del949 says...

A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter

So presumably, organised dog fighting, **** fighting, bear baiting etc are not police matters either.
Surely the laws protect pets which are peoples posessions?
If, as the report seems to suggest, that this was a deliberate action by the dog owners, action should be taken before escalation into perhaps an attack on a child.
A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter So presumably, organised dog fighting, **** fighting, bear baiting etc are not police matters either. Surely the laws protect pets which are peoples posessions? If, as the report seems to suggest, that this was a deliberate action by the dog owners, action should be taken before escalation into perhaps an attack on a child. del949
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11:02am Mon 19 Nov 12

Another Landless Peasant says...

POLICE: YOU ARE A FECKING WASTE OF SPACE. DISGUSTING.
POLICE: YOU ARE A FECKING WASTE OF SPACE. DISGUSTING. Another Landless Peasant
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11:04am Mon 19 Nov 12

Another Landless Peasant says...

Presumably the Police WILL be interested when it turns into a murder case, which is what will happen if that ever happens to my cat. You have been warned!
Presumably the Police WILL be interested when it turns into a murder case, which is what will happen if that ever happens to my cat. You have been warned! Another Landless Peasant
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11:15am Mon 19 Nov 12

Rambo says...

"No-one at Bradford Council was available to comment."

Really? REALLY? They always seem keen on massaging themselves and bigging up Bradford on any other topic.

I must admit I missed reading the quote from the police first time around.

Their attitude reminds me of that of the Dutch police officers from the Fast Show.
"No-one at Bradford Council was available to comment." Really? REALLY? They always seem keen on massaging themselves and bigging up Bradford on any other topic. I must admit I missed reading the quote from the police first time around. Their attitude reminds me of that of the Dutch police officers from the Fast Show. Rambo
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11:21am Mon 19 Nov 12

RollandSmoke says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
RollandSmoke wrote:
There is something psychologically wrong with too many youngsters, it can't have happened accidentally. These "lads" should have known better, so why didn't they? Where's their humanity, empathy, compassion ect.? Causing pain and suffering to others has become a form of entertainment for them. They see it on TV, in games and sadly some see it as sport. I personally believe they have been socially engineered to be this way as they then make for the perfect killing machines/cannon fodder for the politician's military goals. We need to find a way of de-programming them and quick or this country wont be safe for anyone. Kids who/what the hell are you?
Must have got a good batch of weed this week eh?
Is that all you've got? Are you an example of one of the brainwashed? Tell me why I'm wrong or STFU. Let me guess, you think it's because their parents didn't beat the crap out of them as they were growing up? I hope to god you're not a parent.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RollandSmoke[/bold] wrote: There is something psychologically wrong with too many youngsters, it can't have happened accidentally. These "lads" should have known better, so why didn't they? Where's their humanity, empathy, compassion ect.? Causing pain and suffering to others has become a form of entertainment for them. They see it on TV, in games and sadly some see it as sport. I personally believe they have been socially engineered to be this way as they then make for the perfect killing machines/cannon fodder for the politician's military goals. We need to find a way of de-programming them and quick or this country wont be safe for anyone. Kids who/what the hell are you?[/p][/quote]Must have got a good batch of weed this week eh?[/p][/quote]Is that all you've got? Are you an example of one of the brainwashed? Tell me why I'm wrong or STFU. Let me guess, you think it's because their parents didn't beat the crap out of them as they were growing up? I hope to god you're not a parent. RollandSmoke
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11:27am Mon 19 Nov 12

there's nowt as queer as folk... says...

A complete cop out by the cops. This is clearly a crime, and there will be a law that covers it. The police are, as always, being lazy.... Could the T and A not name the 'police spokesman'?
A complete cop out by the cops. This is clearly a crime, and there will be a law that covers it. The police are, as always, being lazy.... Could the T and A not name the 'police spokesman'? there's nowt as queer as folk...
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12:33pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Another Landless Peasant says...

"...Burns-Williamson said in Bradford he was keen to tackle anti-social behaviour."

Friday 16th November 2012

http://www.thetelegr
aphandargus.co.uk/ne
ws/local/localbrad/1
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date_is_elected_West
_Yorkshire_Police_Co
mmissioner/

WHAT A JOKE. AND YOU WONDER WHY NOBODY BOTHERED TO VOTE IN YOUR SILLY ELECTION. WE HAVE NO FAITH IN THE POLICE ANYMORE AND WE WILL TAKE THE LAW INTO OUR OWN HANDS. IF YOU WANT TO AVOID THIS THEN GET OFF YOUR FAT ARRSE AND DO SOMETHING.
"...Burns-Williamson said in Bradford he was keen to tackle anti-social behaviour." Friday 16th November 2012 http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/local/localbrad/1 0054642.Labour_candi date_is_elected_West _Yorkshire_Police_Co mmissioner/ WHAT A JOKE. AND YOU WONDER WHY NOBODY BOTHERED TO VOTE IN YOUR SILLY ELECTION. WE HAVE NO FAITH IN THE POLICE ANYMORE AND WE WILL TAKE THE LAW INTO OUR OWN HANDS. IF YOU WANT TO AVOID THIS THEN GET OFF YOUR FAT ARRSE AND DO SOMETHING. Another Landless Peasant
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12:36pm Mon 19 Nov 12

sam-tyler says...

del949 wrote:
A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter

So presumably, organised dog fighting, **** fighting, bear baiting etc are not police matters either.
Surely the laws protect pets which are peoples posessions?
If, as the report seems to suggest, that this was a deliberate action by the dog owners, action should be taken before escalation into perhaps an attack on a child.
Bear baiting?........ Do they still do that in Withernsea Del?
[quote][p][bold]del949[/bold] wrote: A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter So presumably, organised dog fighting, **** fighting, bear baiting etc are not police matters either. Surely the laws protect pets which are peoples posessions? If, as the report seems to suggest, that this was a deliberate action by the dog owners, action should be taken before escalation into perhaps an attack on a child.[/p][/quote]Bear baiting?........ Do they still do that in Withernsea Del? sam-tyler
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12:52pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Another Landless Peasant says...

If Miss Kear had said that she suspected the youths had been smoking cannabis they would have sent 200 officers, 10 dog vans, and an armed response unit.
If Miss Kear had said that she suspected the youths had been smoking cannabis they would have sent 200 officers, 10 dog vans, and an armed response unit. Another Landless Peasant
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1:18pm Mon 19 Nov 12

chris & pauline says...

as far as the police asking me for help,ive got two words to say to them and the second one ends with OFF!!
as far as the police asking me for help,ive got two words to say to them and the second one ends with OFF!! chris & pauline
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1:30pm Mon 19 Nov 12

del949 says...

sam-tyler wrote:
del949 wrote: A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter So presumably, organised dog fighting, **** fighting, bear baiting etc are not police matters either. Surely the laws protect pets which are peoples posessions? If, as the report seems to suggest, that this was a deliberate action by the dog owners, action should be taken before escalation into perhaps an attack on a child.
Bear baiting?........ Do they still do that in Withernsea Del?
Not now, OUR police did something about it!!
we do have "wessie baiting " though.

and the asterisks replace "male chicken", greta censoring!
[quote][p][bold]sam-tyler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]del949[/bold] wrote: A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter So presumably, organised dog fighting, **** fighting, bear baiting etc are not police matters either. Surely the laws protect pets which are peoples posessions? If, as the report seems to suggest, that this was a deliberate action by the dog owners, action should be taken before escalation into perhaps an attack on a child.[/p][/quote]Bear baiting?........ Do they still do that in Withernsea Del?[/p][/quote]Not now, OUR police did something about it!! we do have "wessie baiting " though. and the asterisks replace "male chicken", greta censoring! del949
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1:41pm Mon 19 Nov 12

The Hoffster says...

Just another vile incident from those vile BNP/EDL scum in Ravenscliffe.

Nothing to see here; move along now...
Just another vile incident from those vile BNP/EDL scum in Ravenscliffe. Nothing to see here; move along now... The Hoffster
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2:33pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Banjaxed says...

sam-tyler wrote:
del949 wrote: A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter So presumably, organised dog fighting, **** fighting, bear baiting etc are not police matters either. Surely the laws protect pets which are peoples posessions? If, as the report seems to suggest, that this was a deliberate action by the dog owners, action should be taken before escalation into perhaps an attack on a child.
Bear baiting?........ Do they still do that in Withernsea Del?
How else do you think they keep the Withensea bear population down?
[quote][p][bold]sam-tyler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]del949[/bold] wrote: A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter So presumably, organised dog fighting, **** fighting, bear baiting etc are not police matters either. Surely the laws protect pets which are peoples posessions? If, as the report seems to suggest, that this was a deliberate action by the dog owners, action should be taken before escalation into perhaps an attack on a child.[/p][/quote]Bear baiting?........ Do they still do that in Withernsea Del?[/p][/quote]How else do you think they keep the Withensea bear population down? Banjaxed
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3:40pm Mon 19 Nov 12

birday says...

This is the behaviour of psychopaths - it's not normal to enjoy inflicting violence and suffering on others, human or otherwise. Research indicates this kind of behaviour in young people escalates from animals to people.
.
On this basis, it's important that the police investigate and apprehend the the individuals concerned... they need help as next time it could be a child or adult who's attacked.
This is the behaviour of psychopaths - it's not normal to enjoy inflicting violence and suffering on others, human or otherwise. Research indicates this kind of behaviour in young people escalates from animals to people. . On this basis, it's important that the police investigate and apprehend the the individuals concerned... they need help as next time it could be a child or adult who's attacked. birday
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5:44pm Mon 19 Nov 12

SinnerSaint says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Just another vile incident from those vile BNP/EDL scum in Ravenscliffe.

Nothing to see here; move along now...
I see your pals' favourite pastime these days is setting fire to each other's cars... on pretty much a nightly basis... i know its a touch better than shooting each other and torching houses full of women and children, but still...... Lovely people.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Just another vile incident from those vile BNP/EDL scum in Ravenscliffe. Nothing to see here; move along now...[/p][/quote]I see your pals' favourite pastime these days is setting fire to each other's cars... on pretty much a nightly basis... i know its a touch better than shooting each other and torching houses full of women and children, but still...... Lovely people. SinnerSaint
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6:27pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Parz says...

Another Landless Peasant wrote:
"...Burns-Willi
amson said in Bradford he was keen to tackle anti-social behaviour."

Friday 16th November 2012

http://www.thetelegr

aphandargus.co.uk/ne

ws/local/localbrad/1

0054642.Labour_candi

date_is_elected_West

_Yorkshire_Police_Co

mmissioner/

WHAT A JOKE. AND YOU WONDER WHY NOBODY BOTHERED TO VOTE IN YOUR SILLY ELECTION. WE HAVE NO FAITH IN THE POLICE ANYMORE AND WE WILL TAKE THE LAW INTO OUR OWN HANDS. IF YOU WANT TO AVOID THIS THEN GET OFF YOUR FAT ARRSE AND DO SOMETHING.
What exactly would you like them to do? They spend that long tied up in paperwork that they don't have time to get out as much as they would like.

And besides, what exactly would you like them to do about this anyway? As the spokesperson said, an animal attacking an animal is nothing to do with them. Prove that the youths instigated it then fair enough, but unless you can do it who are you going to arrest, the dogs? If it's not a matter for them then they shouldn't waste police time going after it. Don't you think they have enough to do?

Don't get me wrong, I feel bad for the family, but I don't get all the hate going towards the Police for not getting involved in (and not spending your money as taxpayers on) something that doesn't involve them.
[quote][p][bold]Another Landless Peasant[/bold] wrote: "...Burns-Willi amson said in Bradford he was keen to tackle anti-social behaviour." Friday 16th November 2012 http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/local/localbrad/1 0054642.Labour_candi date_is_elected_West _Yorkshire_Police_Co mmissioner/ WHAT A JOKE. AND YOU WONDER WHY NOBODY BOTHERED TO VOTE IN YOUR SILLY ELECTION. WE HAVE NO FAITH IN THE POLICE ANYMORE AND WE WILL TAKE THE LAW INTO OUR OWN HANDS. IF YOU WANT TO AVOID THIS THEN GET OFF YOUR FAT ARRSE AND DO SOMETHING.[/p][/quote]What exactly would you like them to do? They spend that long tied up in paperwork that they don't have time to get out as much as they would like. And besides, what exactly would you like them to do about this anyway? As the spokesperson said, an animal attacking an animal is nothing to do with them. Prove that the youths instigated it then fair enough, but unless you can do it who are you going to arrest, the dogs? If it's not a matter for them then they shouldn't waste police time going after it. Don't you think they have enough to do? Don't get me wrong, I feel bad for the family, but I don't get all the hate going towards the Police for not getting involved in (and not spending your money as taxpayers on) something that doesn't involve them. Parz
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7:20pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Brannigan says...

There is a lot of knickers in a twist here about nothing. What has EDL, drugs, anti police comments and where it happened got to do with it. A dog has chased a cat and attacked it. Not a shred of evidence that "yobs" guided the dog to do it. Thats what dogs do every day. Lets get the police to investigate every time a dog barks at a cat. That is not their job. If there is a dangerous dog in the area then it is the responsibility of the council dog warden to deal with it.
There is a lot of knickers in a twist here about nothing. What has EDL, drugs, anti police comments and where it happened got to do with it. A dog has chased a cat and attacked it. Not a shred of evidence that "yobs" guided the dog to do it. Thats what dogs do every day. Lets get the police to investigate every time a dog barks at a cat. That is not their job. If there is a dangerous dog in the area then it is the responsibility of the council dog warden to deal with it. Brannigan
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8:06pm Mon 19 Nov 12

10steve says...

Its simple ALL DOGS should have to wear muzzles when out in public that way other dogs/animals and members of the public would be saved the pain and heart ache of dog bites / attacks
Its simple ALL DOGS should have to wear muzzles when out in public that way other dogs/animals and members of the public would be saved the pain and heart ache of dog bites / attacks 10steve
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9:32pm Mon 19 Nov 12

informer says...

“A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter. “

WRONG….. Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Act says it is an offence for a dog of any type or breed to be dangerously out of control in a public place or a non-public place in which it is not permitted to be.

So it is the responsibility of the police and as for the comment about what can the police do about it, simple shot it before it attacks a child.
“A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter. “ WRONG….. Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Act says it is an offence for a dog of any type or breed to be dangerously out of control in a public place or a non-public place in which it is not permitted to be. So it is the responsibility of the police and as for the comment about what can the police do about it, simple shot it before it attacks a child. informer
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12:12am Tue 20 Nov 12

Wanna Have says...

Parz wrote:
Another Landless Peasant wrote: "...Burns-Willi amson said in Bradford he was keen to tackle anti-social behaviour." Friday 16th November 2012 http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/local/localbrad/1 0054642.Labour_candi date_is_elected_West _Yorkshire_Police_Co mmissioner/ WHAT A JOKE. AND YOU WONDER WHY NOBODY BOTHERED TO VOTE IN YOUR SILLY ELECTION. WE HAVE NO FAITH IN THE POLICE ANYMORE AND WE WILL TAKE THE LAW INTO OUR OWN HANDS. IF YOU WANT TO AVOID THIS THEN GET OFF YOUR FAT ARRSE AND DO SOMETHING.
What exactly would you like them to do? They spend that long tied up in paperwork that they don't have time to get out as much as they would like. And besides, what exactly would you like them to do about this anyway? As the spokesperson said, an animal attacking an animal is nothing to do with them. Prove that the youths instigated it then fair enough, but unless you can do it who are you going to arrest, the dogs? If it's not a matter for them then they shouldn't waste police time going after it. Don't you think they have enough to do? Don't get me wrong, I feel bad for the family, but I don't get all the hate going towards the Police for not getting involved in (and not spending your money as taxpayers on) something that doesn't involve them.
Well that just goes to show how crazy our laws are.
You can get banged up for saying something on that pathetic twitter, in this big brother state but you can really upset two ladies by organising the decapitation of their family pet and the police will not do anything.
It's becoming a sick country we live in.
[quote][p][bold]Parz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Another Landless Peasant[/bold] wrote: "...Burns-Willi amson said in Bradford he was keen to tackle anti-social behaviour." Friday 16th November 2012 http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/local/localbrad/1 0054642.Labour_candi date_is_elected_West _Yorkshire_Police_Co mmissioner/ WHAT A JOKE. AND YOU WONDER WHY NOBODY BOTHERED TO VOTE IN YOUR SILLY ELECTION. WE HAVE NO FAITH IN THE POLICE ANYMORE AND WE WILL TAKE THE LAW INTO OUR OWN HANDS. IF YOU WANT TO AVOID THIS THEN GET OFF YOUR FAT ARRSE AND DO SOMETHING.[/p][/quote]What exactly would you like them to do? They spend that long tied up in paperwork that they don't have time to get out as much as they would like. And besides, what exactly would you like them to do about this anyway? As the spokesperson said, an animal attacking an animal is nothing to do with them. Prove that the youths instigated it then fair enough, but unless you can do it who are you going to arrest, the dogs? If it's not a matter for them then they shouldn't waste police time going after it. Don't you think they have enough to do? Don't get me wrong, I feel bad for the family, but I don't get all the hate going towards the Police for not getting involved in (and not spending your money as taxpayers on) something that doesn't involve them.[/p][/quote]Well that just goes to show how crazy our laws are. You can get banged up for saying something on that pathetic twitter, in this big brother state but you can really upset two ladies by organising the decapitation of their family pet and the police will not do anything. It's becoming a sick country we live in. Wanna Have
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12:40am Tue 20 Nov 12

Rambo says...

Brannigan wrote:
There is a lot of knickers in a twist here about nothing. What has EDL, drugs, anti police comments and where it happened got to do with it. A dog has chased a cat and attacked it. Not a shred of evidence that "yobs" guided the dog to do it. Thats what dogs do every day. Lets get the police to investigate every time a dog barks at a cat. That is not their job. If there is a dangerous dog in the area then it is the responsibility of the council dog warden to deal with it.
You're an idiot who can't even read the report properly.

It says there were TWO dogs. You say theres no evidence the "yobs" guided the dogs but at the same time it appears there was absolutely no effort by them to control or call them off.

It also says the dogs took the remains away. You consider this part of the 'dog barks at cat' behaviour?

If people can't control large dogs that can attack other cats, dogs, kids whatever they shouldn't have them.

If you think its ok for large dogs to kill other pets in the street then you've got serious mental issues. Did mummy and daddy not show enough love to you as a kid? Or maybe it was an unpleasant experience backstage on Jim'll Fix it?
[quote][p][bold]Brannigan[/bold] wrote: There is a lot of knickers in a twist here about nothing. What has EDL, drugs, anti police comments and where it happened got to do with it. A dog has chased a cat and attacked it. Not a shred of evidence that "yobs" guided the dog to do it. Thats what dogs do every day. Lets get the police to investigate every time a dog barks at a cat. That is not their job. If there is a dangerous dog in the area then it is the responsibility of the council dog warden to deal with it.[/p][/quote]You're an idiot who can't even read the report properly. It says there were TWO dogs. You say theres no evidence the "yobs" guided the dogs but at the same time it appears there was absolutely no effort by them to control or call them off. It also says the dogs took the remains away. You consider this part of the 'dog barks at cat' behaviour? If people can't control large dogs that can attack other cats, dogs, kids whatever they shouldn't have them. If you think its ok for large dogs to kill other pets in the street then you've got serious mental issues. Did mummy and daddy not show enough love to you as a kid? Or maybe it was an unpleasant experience backstage on Jim'll Fix it? Rambo
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9:34am Tue 20 Nov 12

Parz says...

informer wrote:
“A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter. “ WRONG….. Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Act says it is an offence for a dog of any type or breed to be dangerously out of control in a public place or a non-public place in which it is not permitted to be. So it is the responsibility of the police and as for the comment about what can the police do about it, simple shot it before it attacks a child.
Fair enough, I didn't know this. They should have gotten involved then. And now that it is a police matter they should arrange for the animals to be removed and put down. I understand they can become rather dangerous once they have a taste for blood (though I've been wrong before!)

As for the youths not trying to stop them (from another post), as much as I'd hate to see this happen, I wouldn't get between the dogs and thier (for lack of a better word) prey either. Feel sorry for the cat, but it's not worth one of the dogs taking a lump out of me too. Though the fact they were laughing about it shows the kind of scrotes they really are.
[quote][p][bold]informer[/bold] wrote: “A police spokesman said because the incident was animals attacking an animal it was not a police matter. “ WRONG….. Section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Act says it is an offence for a dog of any type or breed to be dangerously out of control in a public place or a non-public place in which it is not permitted to be. So it is the responsibility of the police and as for the comment about what can the police do about it, simple shot it before it attacks a child.[/p][/quote]Fair enough, I didn't know this. They should have gotten involved then. And now that it is a police matter they should arrange for the animals to be removed and put down. I understand they can become rather dangerous once they have a taste for blood (though I've been wrong before!) As for the youths not trying to stop them (from another post), as much as I'd hate to see this happen, I wouldn't get between the dogs and thier (for lack of a better word) prey either. Feel sorry for the cat, but it's not worth one of the dogs taking a lump out of me too. Though the fact they were laughing about it shows the kind of scrotes they really are. Parz
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11:24am Fri 23 Nov 12

Daisy Ray says...

I feel for this family - I totally share your distress. Cats being set upon for so-called sport, it sickens me. It's not a new thing. I've lost two cats this way, and typically the youths ran off laughing. I've also witnessed a jack russell terrier tied up outside a KFC killed in the jaws of fighting dogs while the handlers did nothing but smirk. Identification of killers is crucial. Somebody knows who owns the Staffie and lurcher - speak up please. What about all the street cameras? Keep an eye on You-Tube - somebody will have filmed it for later enjoyment. Ask vets about the dogs, ask the council about tenants names - ask anybody, everybody, eventually these excuses for human beings will be identified. The dogs are not to blame, their prospects are poor in the hands of such vicious people. Regardless of police apathy, report anything of this nature, get a crime number (because it is a crime under the usual domestic animals acts and now under hunting with dogs act) insist upon being kept informed about progress of investigation. Daisy Ray
I feel for this family - I totally share your distress. Cats being set upon for so-called sport, it sickens me. It's not a new thing. I've lost two cats this way, and typically the youths ran off laughing. I've also witnessed a jack russell terrier tied up outside a KFC killed in the jaws of fighting dogs while the handlers did nothing but smirk. Identification of killers is crucial. Somebody knows who owns the Staffie and lurcher - speak up please. What about all the street cameras? Keep an eye on You-Tube - somebody will have filmed it for later enjoyment. Ask vets about the dogs, ask the council about tenants names - ask anybody, everybody, eventually these excuses for human beings will be identified. The dogs are not to blame, their prospects are poor in the hands of such vicious people. Regardless of police apathy, report anything of this nature, get a crime number (because it is a crime under the usual domestic animals acts and now under hunting with dogs act) insist upon being kept informed about progress of investigation. Daisy Ray Daisy Ray
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