Cruel Minster girls threw kitten around room before posting video on Facebook
by Emma Grove
A kitten videoed being thrown against a ceiling by two
teenage girls when it was eight-weeks-old is recovering at a loving
The girls, who are both from Sheppey, appeared at Maidstone
Youth Court to each face a charge of causing unnecessary suffering
to an animal.
The case was brought by the RSPCA, which was made aware of the
sick act after the girls posted a video of themselves on Facebook
throwing the cat around a room.
While being thrown around, the female tortoiseshell hit the
ceiling and was knocked unconscious - before she was thrown
violently around another two times.
"The girls' commentary on the video also shows they find this action to be hilariously funny...” – RSPCA spokesman
Amazingly, the animal was not seriously injured and was taken
to a vet after police seized her.
The vet who examined her said the kitten would have suffered
fear, distress and physical pain.The feline was signed over to be
cared for by the RSPCA and has now been rehomed off the Isle of
She is now around seven months old and said to be fit,
happy and healthy.
The girls, both from Minster and who cannot be named, pleaded
guilty and have each been given a nine-month referral order;
disqualified from keeping any animal for 12 months and ordered to
pay £85 costs, which will be paid to the charity.
The girls were sentenced
at Maidstone Youth Court
An RSPCA spokesman said: "This was shocking footage of young
girls violently throwing an eight-week-old kitten around.
"The girls' commentary on the video also shows they find this
action to be hilariously funny.
"The abuse of a young animal purely for entertainment cannot be
"Miraculously, the kitten survived its ordeal without any
serious injury and has since be rehomed with a loving new family
where she continues to be happy and healthy."
A 16-year-old from Eastchurch denied a charge of causing
unnecessary suffering to an animal and aiding and abetting others
to cause unnecessary suffering to an animal and will appear at
Medway Magistrates' Court on Monday, May 27.
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