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Pete Doherty’s unleashed Siberian huskies ‘savagely killed a neighbour’s pet cat’

Pete Doherty’s dogs savagely killed a pet cat on walk, it was claimed last night.

The Libertines frontman, 39, was walking his Siberian huskies near his home in Margate, Kent on Monday morning when they allegedly lept over a garden wall and snatched a retired nurse’s black kitten. 

Witnesses said they saw one of the dogs running around with the cat in its mouth before the other tried to prise it away with its teeth.

Pete Doherty’s dogs (pictured with him) savagely killed a pet cat on walk, it was claimed last night

The Libertines frontman, 39, was walking his Siberian huskies near his home in Margate, Kent on Monday morning when they allegedly lept over a garden wall and snatched a cat

The Libertines frontman, 39, was walking his Siberian huskies near his home in Margate, Kent on Monday morning when they allegedly lept over a garden wall and snatched a cat

A bus driver who saw the incident told The Sun: ‘The dogs were tossing the cat around like it was a bag.’

A witness claimed the mauling went on for ten minutes and Doherty did nothing to stop it. 

The cat’s owner, 70-year-old Penny Ward, fumed: ‘It is disgusting that he should be taking powerful and aggressive dogs like that for walks off their leads.

‘He is responsible for my cat Archie’s death. It could have been a child. I hope he’s a better singer than a dog owner.’

She said Doherty has not even offered her an apology. 

Dog experts say it is common for huskies – the new ‘must have’ dog – to attack small animals because of their strong hunting instincts.

Police have not questioned Doherty because lawyers said it is likely no crime was committed. He did not comment on the incident.

The cat's owner, 70-year-old Penny Ward, fumed: 'It is disgusting that he should be taking powerful and aggressive dogs like that for walks off their leads. Pictured: Doherty with his dog

The cat’s owner, 70-year-old Penny Ward, fumed: ‘It is disgusting that he should be taking powerful and aggressive dogs like that for walks off their leads. Pictured: Doherty with his dog

Pete Doherty and Kate Moss at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset

Pete Doherty and Kate Moss at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset

Famous for his wild days of drug taking and dating Kate Moss, Doherty has recently turned his attention to revamping his hotel in Margate.

The Palm Court Hotel, which closed last year, was one of the country’s worst guesthouses with shocking reviews.

Before being purchased for £500,000 by The Libertines last year, the hotel earned just one star out of five on TripAdviser from unhappy guests. 

Since then Doherty and his bandmates including Carl Barat, 40, have spectacularly revamped the hotel’s exterior giving it a trendy black and gold look, and renamed it The Albion Rooms.

Building work was estimated to have been finished by the end of the summer – but seems some way to go before the renovation is completed. 

Dog experts say it is common for huskies - the new 'must have' dog - to attack small animals because of their strong hunting instincts. Pictured: Doherty with one of his dogs

Dog experts say it is common for huskies – the new ‘must have’ dog – to attack small animals because of their strong hunting instincts. Pictured: Doherty with one of his dogs

 

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