"He is responsible for Archie’s death. It could have been a child."
Pete Doherty is accused of failing to act as his pet Huskies savaged a neighbour’s beloved cat to death.
The Libertines frontman allegedly let the two dogs off their leads in Margate on Monday morning, shortly before they fatally attacked Archie, an eight-year-old rescue cat.
According to owner Penny Ward, the dogs shook her beloved cat “like a rag doll for ten minutes”.
Penny, a retired nurse, told The Sun: “He hasn’t even bothered to come around and say sorry. It is disgusting that he should be taking powerful and aggressive dogs like that for walks off their leads.
“He is responsible for Archie’s death. It could have been a child. I hope he’s a better singer than a dog owner.”
She added: “Archie used to follow me everywhere and sit on the dresser in the kitchen purring his head off. It is awful. I feel so sad. I just have to keep busy to take my mind off him.”
Eyewitnesses say that they saw the dogs running with what was initially believed to be a black bin bag with their mouths, before they eventually realised it was a cat.
Bus driver Christopher Smith, who witnessed the incident, said: “The dogs were tossing the cat around like it was a bag.
“Doherty put one of the dogs in a harness, the other one was not on a lead. I called him a wanker.”
Doherty was reportedly due to be questioned by police last night, but experts say that it unlikely a crime has taken place.
NME has contacted Doherty’s representatives for comment.
Meanwhile, Doherty made headlines earlier this year after wolfing down a huge breakfast challenge at a cafe in the Kent seaside town.