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Youths set Staffordshire bull terrier on terrified cat before throwing it over a fence

The Argus: File picture (not the actual cat) File picture (not the actual cat)

A gang of youths set their dog on a cat before throwing the feline over a fence.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident in Arne Close, Bewbush, Crawley on May 12 at 7.30pm.

The three boys were seen playing with a ginger cat and waving it in front of their white Staffordshire bull terrier.

The dog had tanned patches on its body and was off its lead and was repeatedly encouraged to attack the cat which the boys were holding.

However, when a neighbour spotted what they were doing the youths threw the cat over a garden fence.

The cat is being treated by a nearby vet for its injuries.

PC Gillian Sadler said: "This was a very nasty attack on the cat and has left both the animal and its owner traumatised.

"It is difficult to understand why anyone could behave with such cruelty to a pet.

"I want to speak to anyone who saw or heard the attack on the cat.

"There may be other people who saw the boys messing around with the cat before they set the dog on it or someone who recognises their descriptions.

"If you know anything at all please contact us."

The first boy is described as white and 14 or 15. He had light blonde hair that was shaved at both sides and was topless.

The second boy was also white and 14 or 15. He had dark brown hair and was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit with his hood up.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1334 of 12/5, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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4:24pm Tue 20 May 14

Uncle Ruckus (No Relation) says...

Disgraceful, sadistic behaviour of feral yobs is sadly on the increase.

I hope that the cat is ok, and they catch the bast*rds who did this
Disgraceful, sadistic behaviour of feral yobs is sadly on the increase. I hope that the cat is ok, and they catch the bast*rds who did this Uncle Ruckus (No Relation)
  • Score: 67

4:32pm Tue 20 May 14

power_ranger says...

Little bastards.
Little bastards. power_ranger
  • Score: 66

5:08pm Tue 20 May 14

MICKY389 says...

Doubtless they will be let off with a slap on the wrist if they ever get caught, there's only one place for this pond life...INSIDE
Doubtless they will be let off with a slap on the wrist if they ever get caught, there's only one place for this pond life...INSIDE MICKY389
  • Score: 43

5:28pm Tue 20 May 14

Scorpio50 says...

What absolute cowards ! What on earth is a matter with certain sections of the human race that they derive such pleasure from such cruelty? Shame on them.
What absolute cowards ! What on earth is a matter with certain sections of the human race that they derive such pleasure from such cruelty? Shame on them. Scorpio50
  • Score: 47

5:32pm Tue 20 May 14

cleggandbacon says...

These types will never be any different. Catch the no goods and put them to sleep.
These types will never be any different. Catch the no goods and put them to sleep. cleggandbacon
  • Score: 39

5:41pm Tue 20 May 14

charlie smirke says...

Disgusting behaviour. These lowlifes should be locked up. Also the dog
involved should be taken from them. I can't imagine it has very good life and could perhaps be retrained and rehomed before it becomes another dangerous dog statistic.
Disgusting behaviour. These lowlifes should be locked up. Also the dog involved should be taken from them. I can't imagine it has very good life and could perhaps be retrained and rehomed before it becomes another dangerous dog statistic. charlie smirke
  • Score: 44

5:50pm Tue 20 May 14

babsticals says...

Fxxxxxg scum! Wish I could have 5 minutes with them.I hope you rot in hell !
Fxxxxxg scum! Wish I could have 5 minutes with them.I hope you rot in hell ! babsticals
  • Score: 37

5:51pm Tue 20 May 14

babsticals says...

Evil bastards !
Evil bastards ! babsticals
  • Score: 37

5:56pm Tue 20 May 14

qm says...

cleggandbacon wrote:
These types will never be any different. Catch the no goods and put them to sleep.
I believe it's called "youthanasia" and I completely agree with you!
[quote][p][bold]cleggandbacon[/bold] wrote: These types will never be any different. Catch the no goods and put them to sleep.[/p][/quote]I believe it's called "youthanasia" and I completely agree with you! qm
  • Score: 33

6:23pm Tue 20 May 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

There is a recognised link between animal cruelty and young men who become women beaters and child abusers.
Get these kids into care and try and fix them before they wreck women and children's lives when they become adults.
There is a recognised link between animal cruelty and young men who become women beaters and child abusers. Get these kids into care and try and fix them before they wreck women and children's lives when they become adults. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 40

6:31pm Tue 20 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
There is a recognised link between animal cruelty and young men who become women beaters and child abusers.
Get these kids into care and try and fix them before they wreck women and children's lives when they become adults.
I recommend weekly beatings until they are adults.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: There is a recognised link between animal cruelty and young men who become women beaters and child abusers. Get these kids into care and try and fix them before they wreck women and children's lives when they become adults.[/p][/quote]I recommend weekly beatings until they are adults. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 24

7:35pm Tue 20 May 14

Mr chock says...

i must say thats an amazingly nice photo .. " File picture (not the actual cat) " i am going to comment on this but not say anything about dog owners they probably don't know anything about it "went home to mom and said we was just walking the dog ..." looking at the area
http://goo.gl/maps/P
sPwZ
i suspect the dog lives local and the police will soon be able to speak with them and the parents now its been more publicized thanks argus for finally posting more info about this
i must say thats an amazingly nice photo .. " File picture (not the actual cat) " i am going to comment on this but not say anything about dog owners they probably don't know anything about it "went home to mom and said we was just walking the dog ..." looking at the area http://goo.gl/maps/P sPwZ i suspect the dog lives local and the police will soon be able to speak with them and the parents now its been more publicized thanks argus for finally posting more info about this Mr chock
  • Score: 11

10:14pm Tue 20 May 14

KarenT says...

Sterilise, or even better, exterminate. The end.
Sterilise, or even better, exterminate. The end. KarenT
  • Score: 20

10:15pm Tue 20 May 14

ghost bus driver says...

MICKY389 wrote:
Doubtless they will be let off with a slap on the wrist if they ever get caught, there's only one place for this pond life...INSIDE
6 feet under more like
[quote][p][bold]MICKY389[/bold] wrote: Doubtless they will be let off with a slap on the wrist if they ever get caught, there's only one place for this pond life...INSIDE[/p][/quote]6 feet under more like ghost bus driver
  • Score: 20

6:07am Wed 21 May 14

ohhumanity says...

The dog should be taken away, re trained, and given a better forever home. It's stories like this that just show how HUMAN ACTIONS can give staffordshire bull terriers (and other 'aggressive breeds') a bad name. The kids should be punished, how about finding more badly trained dogs and see how the kids like running from them?
The dog should be taken away, re trained, and given a better forever home. It's stories like this that just show how HUMAN ACTIONS can give staffordshire bull terriers (and other 'aggressive breeds') a bad name. The kids should be punished, how about finding more badly trained dogs and see how the kids like running from them? ohhumanity
  • Score: 19

9:01am Wed 21 May 14

Juleyanne says...

Filthy revolting sadistic lowlife! Bewbush residents must know these pieces of s..t,. If you have even the slightest inkling who they are or what rock they have crawled out of, please please let the police know. Nobodies pet or potentially, child is safe until they are caught. Come on Crawley the hunt is on to track these sadists down and get them arrested as a matter of urgency.
Filthy revolting sadistic lowlife! Bewbush residents must know these pieces of s..t,. If you have even the slightest inkling who they are or what rock they have crawled out of, please please let the police know. Nobodies pet or potentially, child is safe until they are caught. Come on Crawley the hunt is on to track these sadists down and get them arrested as a matter of urgency. Juleyanne
  • Score: 24

9:36am Wed 21 May 14

Morpheus says...

What about a file picture of a dog and yobos?
What about a file picture of a dog and yobos? Morpheus
  • Score: 1

11:43am Wed 21 May 14

Elgabalus says...

PHEW I read the headline TWICE and thought they had thrown the Satffie over the bridge adfter the incident!
PHEW I read the headline TWICE and thought they had thrown the Satffie over the bridge adfter the incident! Elgabalus
  • Score: -2

12:05pm Wed 21 May 14

Elgabalus says...

In my day of course, it was Badgers, but since the cull it is usally little Ginger Kittens like the photo...not as sporting...but ...in a recession we all muct compromise out wishes.
In my day of course, it was Badgers, but since the cull it is usally little Ginger Kittens like the photo...not as sporting...but ...in a recession we all muct compromise out wishes. Elgabalus
  • Score: -11

3:26pm Wed 21 May 14

angrymonkey says...

low life scum but not a shock in that area scum breading more scum . when will the law stop scum like this being able to get dogs and start to tag all dogs. just show what a load of wimps they are need a dog to look after them bet mum and dad if know them are happy bring up little wasters.
low life scum but not a shock in that area scum breading more scum . when will the law stop scum like this being able to get dogs and start to tag all dogs. just show what a load of wimps they are need a dog to look after them bet mum and dad if know them are happy bring up little wasters. angrymonkey
  • Score: 6

3:35pm Wed 21 May 14

Elgabalus says...

KarenT wrote:
Sterilise, or even better, exterminate. The end.
i agree anything is better than setting dogs on them! the smartest thing you have contributed on here in a long while Karen
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Sterilise, or even better, exterminate. The end.[/p][/quote]i agree anything is better than setting dogs on them! the smartest thing you have contributed on here in a long while Karen Elgabalus
  • Score: 0

3:43pm Wed 21 May 14

Wide Bertha says...

I think a reasonable punishment would be for the taxpayer to pay for the offenders to go on one of those character building holidays .... to the surface of the sun
I think a reasonable punishment would be for the taxpayer to pay for the offenders to go on one of those character building holidays .... to the surface of the sun Wide Bertha
  • Score: 5

5:55pm Wed 21 May 14

KarenT says...

Elgabalus wrote:
KarenT wrote:
Sterilise, or even better, exterminate. The end.
i agree anything is better than setting dogs on them! the smartest thing you have contributed on here in a long while Karen
Come on round, I have a nice pair of sharp scissors with your name on them. You can be first.
[quote][p][bold]Elgabalus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Sterilise, or even better, exterminate. The end.[/p][/quote]i agree anything is better than setting dogs on them! the smartest thing you have contributed on here in a long while Karen[/p][/quote]Come on round, I have a nice pair of sharp scissors with your name on them. You can be first. KarenT
  • Score: 2

6:23pm Wed 21 May 14

Mr chock says...

KarenT wrote:
Elgabalus wrote:
KarenT wrote:
Sterilise, or even better, exterminate. The end.
i agree anything is better than setting dogs on them! the smartest thing you have contributed on here in a long while Karen
Come on round, I have a nice pair of sharp scissors with your name on them. You can be first.
so do you think thats a wise comment KarenT ? you love your doggy so now please take a little walk in the fresh air and relax please
ohh and just a few more days and you can vote .. who are you voting for make it tactical you know i am voting for UKIP they will bring back dog licence
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Elgabalus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Sterilise, or even better, exterminate. The end.[/p][/quote]i agree anything is better than setting dogs on them! the smartest thing you have contributed on here in a long while Karen[/p][/quote]Come on round, I have a nice pair of sharp scissors with your name on them. You can be first.[/p][/quote]so do you think thats a wise comment KarenT ? you love your doggy so now please take a little walk in the fresh air and relax please ohh and just a few more days and you can vote .. who are you voting for make it tactical you know i am voting for UKIP they will bring back dog licence Mr chock
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Wed 21 May 14

NathanAdler says...

I really do hope ALL the yobs involved get an horrific face cancer.

On my children's lives I mean every word.

Utter, utter filth.
I really do hope ALL the yobs involved get an horrific face cancer. On my children's lives I mean every word. Utter, utter filth. NathanAdler
  • Score: 2

8:09pm Wed 21 May 14

straightasadye says...

Once convicted the best we can hope for is that the courts institutionalise
the slime. Hardened fellow inmates, once aware of the nature of what they have done, will mete out the lashings our goody - goody governments, governed by Brussels, won't.
Once convicted the best we can hope for is that the courts institutionalise the slime. Hardened fellow inmates, once aware of the nature of what they have done, will mete out the lashings our goody - goody governments, governed by Brussels, won't. straightasadye
  • Score: 5

10:56pm Wed 21 May 14

Vigilia says...

If you recognise them, don't report them but simply horsewhip the mindless little creatures into understanding what fear and suffering means.
If you recognise them, don't report them but simply horsewhip the mindless little creatures into understanding what fear and suffering means. Vigilia
  • Score: 6

11:10pm Wed 21 May 14

Elgabalus says...

Hanging is to good for these people, it's a good kick up the backside they need!
Hanging is to good for these people, it's a good kick up the backside they need! Elgabalus
  • Score: -1

11:18pm Wed 21 May 14

Elgabalus says...

KarenT wrote:
Elgabalus wrote:
KarenT wrote:
Sterilise, or even better, exterminate. The end.
i agree anything is better than setting dogs on them! the smartest thing you have contributed on here in a long while Karen
Come on round, I have a nice pair of sharp scissors with your name on them. You can be first.
Hahaha like they allow you sharp scissors in there! Hahaha
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Elgabalus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: Sterilise, or even better, exterminate. The end.[/p][/quote]i agree anything is better than setting dogs on them! the smartest thing you have contributed on here in a long while Karen[/p][/quote]Come on round, I have a nice pair of sharp scissors with your name on them. You can be first.[/p][/quote]Hahaha like they allow you sharp scissors in there! Hahaha Elgabalus
  • Score: -1

12:04am Thu 22 May 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Hopefully someone with a couple of "well trained" dogs will know who they are and meet up with them to provide them with the sterilisation they so need.
Hopefully someone with a couple of "well trained" dogs will know who they are and meet up with them to provide them with the sterilisation they so need. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 0

4:30am Thu 22 May 14

boo2005 says...

angrymonkey wrote:
low life scum but not a shock in that area scum breading more scum . when will the law stop scum like this being able to get dogs and start to tag all dogs. just show what a load of wimps they are need a dog to look after them bet mum and dad if know them are happy bring up little wasters.
more to the point, just when will the authorities control the breeding of lowlife,
before it gets too late and we all have to accept living 'ghetto-style', we're getting there very rapidly now, thank god I'm old, I saw far more pleasant times generally, today there is a section breeding and living like rats, but with sub-human brains, this sort should be 'culled', or you are facing a very dangerous future!
[quote][p][bold]angrymonkey[/bold] wrote: low life scum but not a shock in that area scum breading more scum . when will the law stop scum like this being able to get dogs and start to tag all dogs. just show what a load of wimps they are need a dog to look after them bet mum and dad if know them are happy bring up little wasters.[/p][/quote]more to the point, just when will the authorities control the breeding of lowlife, before it gets too late and we all have to accept living 'ghetto-style', we're getting there very rapidly now, thank god I'm old, I saw far more pleasant times generally, today there is a section breeding and living like rats, but with sub-human brains, this sort should be 'culled', or you are facing a very dangerous future! boo2005
  • Score: 0

2:04pm Thu 22 May 14

Mr chock says...

boo2005 wrote:
angrymonkey wrote:
low life scum but not a shock in that area scum breading more scum . when will the law stop scum like this being able to get dogs and start to tag all dogs. just show what a load of wimps they are need a dog to look after them bet mum and dad if know them are happy bring up little wasters.
more to the point, just when will the authorities control the breeding of lowlife,
before it gets too late and we all have to accept living 'ghetto-style', we're getting there very rapidly now, thank god I'm old, I saw far more pleasant times generally, today there is a section breeding and living like rats, but with sub-human brains, this sort should be 'culled', or you are facing a very dangerous future!
i hope your going out to vote..maybe make it UKIP for a better future ..
[quote][p][bold]boo2005[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]angrymonkey[/bold] wrote: low life scum but not a shock in that area scum breading more scum . when will the law stop scum like this being able to get dogs and start to tag all dogs. just show what a load of wimps they are need a dog to look after them bet mum and dad if know them are happy bring up little wasters.[/p][/quote]more to the point, just when will the authorities control the breeding of lowlife, before it gets too late and we all have to accept living 'ghetto-style', we're getting there very rapidly now, thank god I'm old, I saw far more pleasant times generally, today there is a section breeding and living like rats, but with sub-human brains, this sort should be 'culled', or you are facing a very dangerous future![/p][/quote]i hope your going out to vote..maybe make it UKIP for a better future .. Mr chock
  • Score: 0

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