THE owner of a dog involved in the death of a kitten in Ardrossan last week has hit back and says his dog isn’t at fault.

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, spoke out after the Herald reported the death of a nine-month kitten last week and said the young cat jumped into his garden – over a six foot fence where his Staffie and Rottweiler were playing.

He explained what happened and said: “There is a six foot fence which separates the gardens and the kitten jumped over and pretty much went towards my Staffie’s face. I was playing with them and my Rottweiler actually got a fright and was petrified.

“Unfortunately my Staffie shook the cat and it died instantly but I went straight to the door to tell the owner what had happened and she screamed and gave me a blanket for the cat.

“She asked if I could bring it up later and I passed it to another neighbour who took the cat to her. I had it in my house for about two and a half hours.”

The dog owner said he felt that something could happen so he took it upon himself to phone the police and report what had happened.

He said: “I took a picture from my window to prove where it happened and the first thing I did when I got in the house was phone the police.

“I then had the dog warden on the door and they told me that no further action would be taken.

“One of the other neighbours has two black cats and they are OK.”

The Herald has viewed photographs which show the size of the fence and where the dead cat lay following the incident and the owner spoke of how nothing like this has happened with his dogs before.

He added: “They are the most loving dogs ever. There has never been bother and have been living peacefully for the last five years.”