Council investigating series of dog attacks in Hastings

The enforcement team at Hastings Borough Council has confirmed it is investigating a series of dog attacks on cats.

Friday, 11th September 2020, 4:13 pm
Updated Friday, 11th September 2020, 4:14 pm
Jameson Crescent. Picture: Google

The team has received reports of six cats being attacked by a dog in the Hollington area.

One cat was killed in Jameson Crescent at about 12.30pm on Monday (September 7).

The owner of the cat described the dog as looking similar to a Bullmastiff, and said it was not wearing a collar or a lead when it attacked.

He said he was left ‘heartbroken’ as he had owned the cat for ten years.

The incident was reported to the dog warden at Hastings Borough Council.

On Friday, a spokesman for the council said: “Our enforcement team have advised that they are aware of this complaint and are currently investigating this.”

Another resident, who asked not to be named, said a further five incidents have been reported the council.

Hastings Borough Council added: "We have received one complaint about a dog in Hollington. The complaint relates to six cats being attacked by this dog, including the complainants."