The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a cat was thrown from the window of a second-storey flat in Essex.
The animal welfare charity was called on Friday afternoon (18 November) after a woman saw a person drop a black and white cat from the second-floor of a block of flats in Oxford Road, Clacton-on-Sea.
The caller reported the incident to the RSPCA and inspector Adam Jones attended to investigate.
“We are looking to find out who the owner of this cat is and who is responsible for such an horrendous incident, or anyone else who may have witnessed this occur,” inspector Jones said.
“I have made enquiries at the scene but am keen to appeal to anyone with any information about what happened to get in touch with us by calling our inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
“To drop a cat from such a height is such an unthinkably cruel act and I would like to find this person and hold them accountable for the suffering they have caused to this poor cat.”
Witnesses claim a white person was seen holding the cat out of a window, in a top-floor flat, before dropping him to the ground below. It is not clear whether it was a man or woman.
The cat, a one-year-old entire male, was found staggering and limping in the area and was captured. He was not microchipped and is now being treated at a local veterinary surgery.