Our inspectors are appealing for witnesses after two teenage boys were seen throwing a black and white cat over an 8ft high fence.
The boys were walking along a pathway behind homes in Shetcliffe Lane, in Bradford when they were caught on CCTV. They picking the cat up by the scruff of the neck and hurling her to some dogs on the other side of the garden fence.
Luckily, although she was left severely shaken after the ordeal the cat was unhurt but would’ve been caused significant distress throughout.
Our inspectors are now looking for the two boys – both white, one with dark hair and one with fair hair. One was dressed in a light blue hooded zip-up top with white sleeves while the other boy was dressed in dark trousers and a black jacket
Picked up by the scruff
Investigating RSPCA Inspector Rachel Oprysk said:
“The owner heard a commotion in her backyard and when she went out she saw her cat land on the paved area and run off in sheer terror.
“Luckily the whole incident was all caught on CCTV. At first the boys appeared to be stroking the cat just outside the property but then they picked her up by the scruff of the neck and threw her high over the wooden fence and iron gate.
“We believe these boys threw the cat over the garden boundary with the intention of her being attacked by the Rottweiler and Alaskan Shepherd on the other side.
“Luckily the garden they chose was the cat’s home so the dogs were used to the cat and did not see her as an intruder.
“The black and white female cat was shaken and scared but, thankfully, otherwise unhurt.
“We are keen to track down the boys caught on the CCTV footage as we believe they intended to cause harm to the cat and it is only by sheer luck this was not a more upsetting and horrific incident.”
Anyone with information on the incident should contact the RSPCA Inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
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