RSPCA officials said they had launched an investigation into the incident at Old, Northamptonshire after hounds from the Pytchley hunt ran loose onto a residential area and torn the five-year-old cat called Missy to pieces.
The cat's owner, Elizabeth Moss, who is heavily pregnant, had watched the attack but had not realised the victim was her cat. She had questioned the huntsmen about the attack and had been told that the dogs were killing a fox. She only learnt the truth some hours later.
Hunt officials have offered to give her a kitten.Reuse content