Vicious attack on cat left dumped in bin
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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