Ap­peal af­ter boil­ing water ‘ poured’ on cat

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

A woman has warned pet own­ers to be on their guard af­ter boil­ing water was ap­par­ently tipped over her cat leav­ing it badly in­jured.

Ausra Slevin­skyte ( 31) of Wingfield, Orton Gold­hay, let her eight- month- old cat, Jack, out at 4pm on Thurs­day.

But just a few min­utes later whenJack came­back in­side he wasvery­dis­tressed, and­started to shed fur.

Avet­later­con­firmed­boil­ing water had caused the in­juries.

Ausra said: “When I let him out, I thought I heard a roar­ing type­of­sound, andthen­hecame run­ning in.

“He­hid­forawhile, buteven­tu­ally came out, and was quite hot too touch.

“The next day I took him to the vets, and­he­was­given­in­jec­tions, and the vet con­firmed what had hap­pened.

“He­had­to­gob­ack­tothevets overnight on Sun­day.

“There is a large patch of skin that has been af­fected af­ter the in­ci­dent.

“I have never known any­thing like this be­fore.

“This has been ex­tremely up­set­ting­foru­sandwearenow faced with a long road to re­cov­ery­which­might­seethatha­iron his back never grow­ing back if the skin scars very badly.

“If peo­ple don’t want cats in their garden there are bet­ter ways to get rid of them.

“All cat own­ers should be aware of this and I would also like to ap­peal to any­one who may know any­thing to con­tact the RSPCA.”

Aspokesman­fortheRSPCA said: “There is noex­cuse for de­lib­er­ately caus­ing a cat to suf­fer in such an ap­palling way, as has been al­leged in this in­stance.

“If some­one doesn’t want a cat to visit their garden, there are plenty of waystodis­cour­age them hu­manely.

“It is un­ac­cept­able­for­some­one to re­sort to in­flict­ing pain and suf­fer­ing on an an­i­mal for such pur­poses.

“If any­one has any con­cerns or wishes to report mat­ters of al­leged an­i­mal cru­elty they can con­tact the RSPCA around the clock on 0300 1234 999.”

Ausra Slevin­skyte and cat Jack

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