Police hunting man who got dog to maul cat release image of suspect

Police have unveiled a photograph of Amos Cost, who they are on the lookout for in connection with the brutal attack (Image: SWNS/West Midlands Police)

This is the person police are searching in connection with CCTV footage demonstrating a person location his canine on a cat which was mauled to loss of life.

Detectives are hunting for Amos Cost, 30, immediately after the video showed the cat becoming viciously attacked in advance of becoming dumped in a wheelie bin.

A person, sporting a cap and a hooded jacket, can be witnessed in the video approaching the residence in Walsall, West Midlands, with his lurcher-sort canine on a lead.

The cat’s heartbroken proprietor Gary Truefitt, sixty, made the decision to check out his CCTV digital camera when his pet of eight yrs, Cleo, didn’t come residence on October 24.

But he was horrified to see the footage of Cleo becoming savaged to loss of life and accused the proprietor of ‘training his canine to kill’.

Warning: distressing footage.

Police have appealed to locate Cost – their most important suspect (Image: West Midlands Police)

The video reveals the person provoking the canine to attack Cleo, who is perched on a wall, by shining a torch in its confront.

He even lifts up the canine to support it have out the killing, in advance of dragging the cat from the wall and onto the ground.

The crazed canine then sinks its jaws into Cleo, shakes her from aspect to aspect, and pulls her off digital camera, although the dog’s proprietor operates away from the scene.

West Midlands Police have now issued a mugshot of Amos who is required in connection with the deadly attack.

Chief Superintendent Andy Parsons stated: ‘This is a horrifying act of cruelty which has still left us completely disgusted.

The distressing footage reveals the canine becoming encouraged to attack the cat (Image: SWNS)
It lurches in direction of the cat and drags it to the flooring (Image: SWNS)

‘I’m knowledgeable of the appalling CCTV that captured this surprising behaviour which, like the rest of the community, I wholly condemn.

‘I realise this is highly emotive but I’d urge people today to remain calm and support us by coming forward with information and facts on his whereabouts.’

Grandfather Mr Truefitt stated: ‘Why is the canine proprietor undertaking this to cats? It is not a wild animal, it’s a pet he’s intentionally killed…

‘I think he may possibly have set her body in a wheelie bin. Its disgusting what he has completed.

‘I would like him to go to jail and not be allowed to individual an animal or get a canine for a walk’.

The cat’s proprietor believes her lifeless body was dumped in the bin (Image: SWNS)

Mr Truefitt stated he is worried that the canine ‘goes immediately after fluffy animals’ and that if it observed a little one in a pram keeping a soft toy it could attack that too.

‘He is mainly teaching the canine to destroy. He shouldn’t be allowed to do that. He wants to be stopped from possessing animals,’ he extra.

‘[Cleo] was charming and I’m devastated to have misplaced her in this way.

‘I started on the lookout immediately after her for a mate, his girlfriend was allergic so they enable me maintain her in the end. She was a excellent cat, pretty daft, but I’ll overlook her.’

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