Police are searching for a man who allegedly killed a cat in the backyard of his apartment in Dublin.
The woman, who was not identified, told gardaí the cat, named Carpet Cleaner, was “screaming” and that it had been “piggy-backed” against a wall and had been kicked.
Gardaí have been unable to identify her due to the cat’s body condition, and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.
The alleged attack happened on Sunday at around 10.15pm.GARDAÍ have said they believe the man was on his own property when he allegedly hit Carpet, but could not establish if it was the same cat or a new owner.
Carpet Cleaners owner James McGinn said he had been home alone with his pet for about four months when he found the cat.
He said he was cleaning the dog’s cage when the cat “appeared” in the doorway and tried to attack him.
He told gardai he thought the cat was “playing” and did not want to fight, but the cat attacked anyway.
He went to his neighbour’s house to report the incident and got the cat back.
The incident prompted gardai to issue a warrant for the woman.
In a statement released today, garda Sinead McManus said: “We are currently looking at CCTV footage from a number of neighbours to see if there is any CCTV footage that may show that an incident took place on the property of a woman.”
I would urge anyone with any information to come forward and give us a call.
“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Garda Síochána, Garda Station, Parnell Street, Dublin 2, on the night of Monday, February 10.