YOUNGSTERS are believed to have killed a family cat in a vicious attack.
Christine Jones, a Flintshire county councillor, said the pet was attacked before dying in the arms of its owner.
The owner believes the cat was stamped on while rocks and a coat hanger were also reportedly found nearby.
Cllr Jones, who represents Sealand, said: “Those who did it must have an evil streak in them.
“I am horrified to think how anyone could be heartless enough to kick a poor defenceless animal to death.
“It could be a cat one day and a child the next.”
She admitted shame at knowing the perpetrators could live in her ward and described their actions as “sick” and “an absolute disgrace”.
Irene Bullock was alerted to the attack on her cat, Puss, by her Kingsley Road neighbours in Garden City at about 8.15pm on Wednesday.
“I just have a vision of it happening and I want those who did it to be prosecuted,” she said.
“When my neighbour handed my cat to me, she was still alive but she died about a minute later.
“It is unbelievable and cruel. I am very angry and upset – we loved her.”
Mrs Bullock said the visible injuries sustained by her cat have led her to believe it was stamped on.
Her neighbour, Jasmine Hamilton, disturbed two boys who she believes to have been aged between 10 and 13.
She said: “They stopped what they were doing and walked off when they saw me.
“I went over and nudged the cat but I realised it was dying.
“It is such a timid cat. They must have pinned it down.”
Miss Hamilton said rocks and a coat hanger had been lying next to the stricken animal.
“If they can take an animal’s life they could do the same to a human,” she added.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.