Appeal after boiling water ‘ poured’ on cat
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