A BARNSLEY woman is calling for more stray dogs to be impounded after her daughter's cat was left with horrific injuries.

Emma Plummer opened her door on Crown Avenue, Cudworth, to find her cat, Maisie, badly injured with its stomach ripped open and one leg barely attached.

She immediately took her pet to the vets but was left with no choice other than to put her down.

Emma's mum, Meg Plummer, said: "It's caused us a lot of trauma. I’ve visited my daughter’s home so many times and have seen dogs wandering around the area unattended.

"On this occasion the victim was Maisie, but I believe action should be taken to stop dogs being allowed to roam the streets before a child or adult is injured."