'I watched in horror as two wild German shepherds tore my cat's tail off'

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CCTV footage of the horrific incident, in Southport -Credit:SUPPLIED

A cat owner has revealed his horror as he watched two two "wild" German shepherd dogs tear off his beloved pet's tail in a vicious attack.

The grim incident took place on Wavell Avenue, Southport. In gruesome CCTV footage, Jacko the cat can be seen doing everything it can to try to escape from the wild beasts, even attempting to leap over a fence as the dogs circle it.

The 40-second incident also sees what appears to be the dog's owner rock up on a bike, trying to get hold of the pair while the cat's owner scream in horror. Gary, who is seen in the clip wearing a dressing gown while trying to rescue the cat, is heard shouting: "The f**king cat's tail's there!"


Speaking to the Daily Star, Gary's wife Joany said that the cat is her husband's "pride and joy". She explained: "I'll do anything to find out who these dogs belong to we had our boy Jacko at vets this morning and they said that he has to have the rest of his tail amputated and further tests to check if other damage was caused."

The cat was the man's 'pride and joy'
Gary desperately tried to rescue his beloved cat -Credit:Joany Tomo

"We are so angry and upset. Our Jacko doesn't go far, and to be sitting in his own garden to be attacked. I have no words."

Joany confirmed that police are now investigating. She said her husband is "devastated" and will be "apprehensive about letting Jacko out" again. Jacko could be left with balance issues as a result of having his tail amputated.

The incident took place on May 7, and anyone who witness anything is urged to call Lancashire Police, using crime reference number 24000418226.

Jacko's tail was ripped off during the unprovoked attack
Gary's wife Joany said that the cat is her husband's "pride and joy" -Credit:Joany Tomo

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "We received a report just yesterday, Tuesday 7 May, that a cat was bitten by two German Shepard dogs on Wendell Avenue in Southport. The cat sustained an injury to its tail."

"It was reported that dogs were not on a lead. Officers attended and conducted a search of the area."