Cat strung up, bleeding
The SPCA has appealed for witnesses after a cat was found strung upside down and bleeding in the loading dock of the Countdown supermarket in Rototuna in a case they have described as "cruel and sadistic".
The cat was found still alive about 7am on Monday by a waste management worker.
It had rope tied around its waist and was dangling upside down from an industrial bin handle. The cat was so badly injured it had to be put down.
SPCA inspector Donna Young said it was one of the worst cases of animal cruelty she had seen in a long time.
The cat's internal injuries suggested trauma akin to being run over a by a car a dozen times, she said.
"Not only did the cat suffer and was in great pain, for someone to go to great lengths to string it up on public display is worrying as it is so cruel and sadistic," she said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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