September 18, 2021

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Footage shows moment man throws body of pet cat over fence after hound attack

Video footage has been captured of the moment a huntsman threw the body of a pet cat over a fence in West Cornwall.

The black cat, called Mini, had been in her front garden in a usually quiet street when she was mauled by a pack of hounds while out on some sort of hunting exercise.

In the video, the hounds can be seen attacking the beloved pet, before they run off.

A man can then be seen running over to Mini’s body, picking it up and throwing it over the fence of a neighbour’s garden.

The footage was captured by a neighbour, just across the street from the house in which Mini lived.

Mini’s owner Carly Jose, who was at home with her children at the time of the incident, was left “heartbroken”.

Another neighbour helped recover Mini’s body and police were called to the scene.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “No arrests have been made but enquiries are ongoing”.

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Carly said her rescue cat, Mini was “a gorgeous little thing” who had been through a lot in her life already. She’d already survived Meningitis.

After hearing a lot of commotion outside of her home, Carly checked the back garden and the animals she keeps in pens during the day, but it was “peaceful there”.

Then she went out into the front garden and saw her neighbour surrounded by the hounds.

Recalling the distressing event, she said: “The huntsmen had run off and so we ran into our back gardens – he into his, me into mine and we met in the middle.

Carly Jose’s cat Mini was killed in a horrific attack by hounds from the Western Hunt on Saturday (March 6)

“He asked me which of my cats had been out and I told him ‘Mini. Mini’s out. I let her out the front.'”

One of the men involved in the hunt had grabbed Mini’s body and flung her over the fence of one of the back gardens.

Carly called the behaviour of the man in the video “evil” and said: “I want justice for Mini. There needs to be a turning point. Things like this cannot happen.

“I don’t want another family to go through what we’ve gone through.”

CornwallLive is approaching the hunting group involved.

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