At the Royal Oak Hotel in Betwys-y-Coed located in north Wales, administrators admitted killing a “feral” four-month-old kitten, they described as “smelly, vicious and posed a threat,” but insisted in a now-deleted Facebook status that the frightened little feline was “humanely euthanized.” The RSPCA, however had a different version, and according to the Metro, continues to investigate the disturbing situation of the kitten beaten to death by the hotel staff after they stuffed the terrified animal into a plastic bag, beat her to death with a rolling pin and then pounded what little life she had left against a wall.
On Friday, Glenn Evans, the manager of the hotel admitted ‘we messed up’ and apologized for the cat’s death. According to the updated story on MetroNews, Evans confirmed the two workers have since been fired after they admitted to disobeying company policies, procedures and acting independently.
“We have been deeply affected by the impact this has had on the village and the people who work and live here and can only apologize for the anxiety, frustration and hurt they have felt,” Evans stated as hundreds of people expressed their outrage on the hotel’s Facebook after which the page was removed.
And then if not to make things even worse, just a few doors down from the hotel, Mari Martin Matthews, 45, had recently befriended the kitten and had already named her Cali as she worked on gaining her trust and bringing her into her home.
“She was a beautiful little thing, was mostly white with some tabby cat stripes. Cali was not vicious, in fact a tiny little thing around 16 weeks old and was delicate like a ballerina,” Mari stated. “The last few days I’ve been feeling so guilty that I didn’t take her in sooner. I was hoping to have gained her trust by Christmas, and she could have been a friend to our other cat who was also feral but who now lives with us. I’ve been very tearful the last few days, as I already regarded Cali as our own.”
Rest in peace Cali. We hope you find some justice in your untimely death.
(Photo Royal Oak Hotel kitten beaten to death Facebook)
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