This is the horrific moment a dog owner set his pet on a cat before fleeing as the animal savaged and killed the feline.
The man approached a home in Walsall, in the West Midlands, with his lurcher-type dog, after they noticed the cat, named Cleo, sat on a wall.
Puffing on cigarette, the man, who was wearing a cap and hooded jacket, opened a gate to the home before putting up his hood, picking up his dog and pointing it in the direction of Cleo.
The man, pictured, put his hood up before setting his pet dog on the defenceless cat sitting on a wall outside her home
The man picked his dog up by the collar and seemed to stir it into a frenzy, forcing it towards the cat
The dog then jumped at the cat, clamping her in his jaws and brutally tearing into her body as they struggled on the ground.
As his pet savaged the defenceless feline, the man sprinted away from the scene.
The cat died after the attack.
With his pet, the man entered through the gate of the house in Walsall, in the West Midlands, after spotting the cat
Puffing on his cigarette, the man then set his pet lurcher-type dog on the defenceless cat
As his dog savaged the cat on the ground, brutally tearing into its body, the man fled from the house
Homeowner Gary Truefitt discovered the footage when his cat Cleo, who he had owned for eight years, didn’t come home the following day.
Gary said: ‘I noticed my gate was left open which was suspicious so I decided to check the CCTV and was completely shocked by what I found. I was very upset, I went to my neighbours house as I didn’t know what to do.
Homeowner Gary Truefitt (pictured) discovered the footage when his cat Cleo didn’t come home the following day
‘Cleo will be very much missed, she was a daft cat in lots of ways and would lie along the driveway even when there were cars about but she was a companion to me.
‘It’s just awful to think of her being attacked in this way.’
RSPCA trainee inspector Fiona Howell said: ‘This is an extremely disturbing incident and we’d like to find out who this individual is as soon as possible.
‘We believe there may also be offences of ‘lamping’ shown here and are also liaising with the police.
‘If anyone does recognise the individual in this footage they can contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.’
West Midlands Police said: ‘ Police are working with the RSPCA to investigate after a cat was attacked by a dog on Woodlands Crescent, Walsall shortly before 11pm on Wednesday 23 October.
‘No arrests have been made and anyone with information has been asked to contact the RSPCA on 0300 1238018 or West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, quoting crime number 20WS/255002G/19.’
Mr Truefitt had owned Cleo (pictured) for eight years