Vi­cious at­tack on cat left dumped in bin

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update - By KEN MCER­LAIN ken.mcer­lain@pe­ter­bor­oughto­ @Etken­m­cer­lain

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12, 19 &26May HEART­LESS thugs at­tacked a young cat leav­ing her blind, with a bro­ken jaw and brain dam­aged be­fore dump­ing her in a clothes re­cy­cling bin.

The cat, which was less than a year old, was found badly in­jured and dumped in a cloth­ing bank at the Tesco store in Host­moor Av­enue, in March, on May 8.

The cat’s in­juries were so se­vere that she even­tu­ally had to be put down and now RSPCA of­fi­cers are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion.

The black and white cat had hor­rific in­juries in­clud­ing a bro­ken jaw and she was also blind in both eyes and had se­vere neu­ro­log­i­cal dam­age.

She was found by a mem­ber of the public when the bin was be­ing emp­tied and RSPCA of­fi­cers be­lieve the cat would not have been able to get in there by her­self.

The cat was taken to a nearby vet for treat­ment and later trans­ferred to the care of an RSPCA vet.

On fur­ther ex­am­i­na­tion it was clear the cat had too many in­juries and had to be put to sleep to pre­vent her suf­fer­ing fur­ther.

RSPCA in­spec­tor Jon Knight, who is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent, said: “This was a par­tic­u­larly nasty and ma­li­cious in­ci­dent and I clearly want to find the per­son re­spon­si­ble for this.

“This cat had a host of life-threat­en­ing in­juries, although they could be con­sis­tent with a road traf­fic ac­ci­dent, my gut feel­ing is she was kicked or beaten.

“If she had been hit by a car it is un­likely some­one would just dump her in the bin.

“So we have to con­sider the fact that she was beaten and kicked and then her tor­menter de­cided to dump her in the clothes bin, while she was still fight­ing for her life.

“We be­lieve the min­i­mum time she would have been in the bin was at least 24 hours, but given her poor body con­di­tion, the chances are it was prob­a­bly longer.

“This poor cat must have been put through hell, and the RSPCA wants to find the per­son who did this.

“Any­one with in­for­ma­tion, no mat­ter how small, is urged to con­tact the RSPCA cru­elty line in con­fi­dence on 0300 1234 999.”

Those found guilty of caus­ing un­nec­es­sary suf­fer­ing to an an­i­mal can face a max­i­mum six-month prison sen­tence, and/or a £20,000 fine.

boost: Paul Vine from Peter­bor­ough’s To­tal Vi­sion Mo­tor­cy­cle Club presents the money raised by the char­ity ride to the Mayor of Peter­bor­ough Cllr Paula Thacker at the Fen­man pub. Picture: ALAN STORER. MO­TOR­CY­CLISTS who braved the rain on a two-hour tour col­lect­ing do­na­tions around the city and sur­round­ing vil­lages have raised £530 for char­ity.

Riders, in­clud­ing the Mayor of Peter­bor­ough Cllr Paula Thacker and her Con­sort Cllr Ray Dobbs, who took part in the Mayor’s Mo­tor­cy­cle Ride Char­ity Ap­peal on April 28 also col­lected toys to ben­e­fit the Mayor’s char­i­ties for chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties, which in­clude Phab and Fam­ily Voice Peter­bor­ough, bring­ing the col­lec­tion’s to­tal value to more than £ 00.

Paul Vine, from To­tal Vi­sion Mo­tor­cy­cle Club, said he wanted to thank ev­ery­one who helped the cause in­clud­ing Eye Car Care, XL Elec­tri­cal, Bead Gem Cre­ations, Elite Homecare and the Fen­man pub in Stan­ground.

He said: “It was a damp ride but it was a good ride and ev­ery­one en­joyed it.”

SUF­FERED: The black and white cat that was dumped in a bin

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