Appeal after horror attack on Sheffield cat

Linda Williams
Linda Williams
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A devastated pet owner is seeking help to track down the two dogs which mauled her beloved cat to death.

A devastated pet owner is seeking help to track down the two dogs which mauled her beloved cat to death.

Linda Williams was celebrating her birthday with her daughter when they heard their cat, Macy, screaming in their back garden.

Linda’s daughter, Stephanie, rushed outside to find two dogs viciously attacking the pedigree Burmese cat. One had the cat’s head in its mouth, while the other was biting into her back.

Linda, who turned 56 on Good Friday, said the tragedy unfolded from about 8am.

“It was my birthday and me and my daughter, Stephanie, had been opening presents and cards in my bedroom,” she said.

“Macy always came in every morning for her cuddles, then she would go out on patrol.

“I heard this noise and we realised it was Macy screaming. Stephanie went running down the stairs and I could hear her shouting, ‘Get off, get off!’”

Linda, of St Anthony Road, Crookes, rushed down to see two dogs - one white and one grey - attacking 14-year-old Macy.

“They were shaking her and pulling her,” she said.

The dogs eventually ran off and Linda cradled Macy in her arms. There was blood coming out of her mouth and she was so disorientated and frightened that she bit Linda’s hand, causing a nasty injury.

Linda and Stephanie, aged 32, rushed Macy to the emergency vet but it was too late and Macy died. The vet said she had suffered a suspected broken back and multiple injuries.

“My worst fear was always her getting run over,” said Linda.

“Never did I expect this. We are absolutely devastated.”

Linda is now trying to trace the two dogs so they can be stopped before other animals suffer the same fate. They are described as about the height of an Airedale with coats that were either short and curly or clipped.

The dog warden and police are both aware of the incident and are investigating.

Macy’s ashes are to be placed in a planter in the Williams’ garden.

Friends, family members and well-wishers have sent Linda and Stephanie plants so they can create a small memorial garden.

n Anyone with information about the dogs can call Linda on 0114 266 5212.