This is the man police are hunting in reference to CCTV footage displaying a man setting his dog on a cat which was mauled to loss of life.
Detectives are trying to find Amos Price, 30, after the video confirmed the cat being viciously attacked earlier than being dumped in a wheelie bin.
A man, sporting a cap and a hooded jacket, will be seen within the video approaching the house in Walsall, West Midlands, along with his lurcher-type dog on a lead.
The cat’s heartbroken proprietor Gary Truefitt, 60, determined to verify his CCTV digicam when his pet of eight years, Cleo, didn’t come house on October 24.
But he was horrified to see the footage of Cleo being savaged to loss of life and accused the proprietor of ‘training his dog to kill’.
Warning: distressing footage.
The video exhibits the man upsetting the dog to assault Cleo, who is perched on a wall, by shining a torch in its face.
He even lifts up the dog to assist it perform the killing, earlier than dragging the cat from the wall and onto the bottom.
The crazed dog then sinks its jaws into Cleo, shakes her from aspect to aspect, and pulls her off digicam, whereas the dog’s proprietor runs away from the scene.
West Midlands Police have now issued a mugshot of Amos who is needed in reference to the deadly assault.
Chief Superintendent Andy Parsons mentioned: ‘This is a horrifying act of cruelty which has left us totally disgusted.
‘I’m conscious of the appalling CCTV that captured this surprising behaviour which, like the remaining of the neighborhood, I wholly condemn.
‘I realise this is highly emotive but I’d urge individuals to stay calm and assist us by coming ahead with data on his whereabouts.’
Grandfather Mr Truefitt mentioned: ‘Why is the dog owner doing this to cats? It’s not a wild animal, it’s a pet he’s intentionally killed…
‘I believe he might have put her physique in a wheelie bin. Its disgusting what he has carried out.
‘I would like him to go to prison and not be allowed to own an animal or take a dog for a walk’.
Mr Truefitt mentioned he is worried that the dog ‘goes after fluffy animals’ and that if it noticed a child in a pram holding a delicate toy it may assault that too.
‘He is basically training the dog to kill. He shouldn’t be allowed to try this. He wants to be stopped from proudly owning animals,’ he added.
‘[Cleo] was lovely and I’m devastated to have misplaced her on this method.
‘I started looking after her for a friend, his girlfriend was allergic so they let me keep her in the end. She was a great cat, very daft, but I’ll miss her.’