A cat has been killed by a dog after it broke out of its collar near a park.

The incident happened in Back Lane in Pucklechurch.

The owner of the dog posted a message on the public Facebook page for the area, Shout Out Pucklechurch, appealing for the cat's owner to come forward.

In the post they expressed their deepest sympathy and explained they were 'absolutely mortified' by the ordeal.

The owner described how the dog broke free of its collar and lead to chase the cat.

This prompted a discussion between other residents on the page that discussed whether more could have been done to prevent the incident.

The dog's owner had taken the cat home but unfortunately it died.

Another post in the group then confirmed that the cat, that has been described as black and white, was reunited with its owner.