A teenage girl has been left heartbroken after she watched two dogs savagely maul her cat to death on the pavement outside her home.
Shakira Jefferies, 16, was left in tears after she and her mother Sharon Boalch, 50, spotted the pair of Staffordshire Bull Terriers 'ripping apart' their beloved pet Cleo.
The harrowing attack was captured on their doorbell camera showing the moment the two out-of-control dogs bit onto the defenseless pet.
The dogs' owner can be seen trying to stop the hounds as they struck on Ash Avenue, in Brickfields, Worcester last Thursday.
Another clip of the video shows the owner getting down on his knees and saying 'I'm sorry' to Shakira and Sharon.
He said: "I was in the park and my dogs were following a black cat and they killed him. I was going to take him to the vet."
The teenage girl saw them dragging Cleo into a nearby park but says she didn't realise it was her pet.
She said: "I was in the front room as it was happening.
"I didn’t realise it was Cleo until a neighbour knocked on the door and asked if our cat was black and white.
"I collapsed on the floor screaming. I wish I’d helped her. I’d have rather been injured by the dogs than to lose my cat.
“My mind keeps going back to seeing her dead on the ground. I haven’t slept in days and I can’t eat.
"She didn’t deserve to die the way she did. I just want my cat back."
Mother Sharon blamed the dog owner and said the dogs should have been on a lead.
She said: "The footage clearly shows the dogs were out of control and going wild. These were big dogs. They should be muzzled.”
She claimed the man said he would take Cleo to a vet but they have not heard anything since.
She has also contacted local vets in the area but none reported having Cleo brought in, meaning the family do not know here Cleo's body has been left.
Shakira’s step-dad, Ian, 56, watched the footage following the attack and said the dogs were off their lead and jumped onto Cleo unprovoked.
He said: "She didn’t have a chance. She was torn into pieces.
“The owner came around the corner and booted one dog and picked up the one with the cat in its mouth. He took it around the corner into the park. It was dead by then.
"My wife was too distraught. She didn’t get any details from this man.
“It’s devastating for our daughter. The cat used to sleep in her room. It’ll take her a while to get over this.
“I am so angry. I’d like to see him prosecuted. Any dog that is capable of doing that should be muzzled.
"Once they’ve done it once they have that lust for blood and will do it again, and next time it could be a child.”
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