In a moment of extreme jealousy, he committed a cruel act towards his girlfriend’s feline companion causing severe harm. But it didn’t end there. This man from Australia became so desperate for attention from his girlfriend that he resorted to throwing her beloved two-year-old ragdoll down a seven-story garbage chute.
The 21-year-old from Sidney has been found guilty of mistreating Hibala, a cat that was left under his care while his girlfriend was away. The poor feline suffered serious injuries as a result of the abuse, and eventually fell from a seven-story building. The owner discovered the cat at the foot of the chute after realizing that he was missing.
As a consequence of his actions, the perpetrator was ordered to pay a large fine and complete a three-month intensive course of corrections. While he did not go to jail due to his early guilty plea, he must take responsibility for his actions and work towards making amends for the harm he caused to the innocent animal.
The cat had sustained severe injuries, which included extensive inflammation, exposed bone, and fractures in its tail. The vet had to remove a significant portion of the tail to save the cat’s life. After spending four days in the hospital, the cat was allowed to go home. Unfortunately, this was not the first time that the cat had suffered injuries at the hands of its owner. The girlfriend of the man who owned the cat noticed a lump on its nose when she requested a photo of it. However, when asked to take the cat to the vet, he refused. Eventually, a friend took the cat to the vet, where more serious wounds were discovered, including a fractured left paw and facial injuries that required surgery. The cat stayed in the hospital for six days to recover.
The defendant who irresponsibly placed a cat in a garbage chute was reprimanded by the magistrate at Downing Centre Local Court. The magistrate expressed disbelief and utter disappointment towards the man’s behavior, stating that he had no words to say to someone who would commit such an act. However, the defendant managed to avoid imprisonment due to his early admission of guilt. He was ordered to pay a fine of AUD $6,000 (£3,300 / US $4,200) and was subjected to a two-year community order with three months of intensive corrections.
The RSPCA reported that the perpetrator has been prohibited from owning, purchasing, or caring for any animal for 10 years as per the magistrate’s decision. The chief inspector of RSPCA in New South Wales, Scott Meyers, condemned the cruel treatment of an animal due to pure jealousy and letting it suffer. The abused kitten, Hibala, is now residing with its owner in a different apartment, far away from the perpetrator. Only the owner heard the kitten’s cries for help, prompting immediate action. Kindly share this post with individuals who love cats.