Two teens in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales coaxed a family cat named Sully from under a car to come out and watched as their dog ripped the defenseless animal apart in a heartbreaking intentional act of animal cruelty.
According to the Daily Mail, the teens – 15 and 17-years-of-age were sentenced to a one-year referral order after pleading guilty to the unnecessary suffering of an animal. [A referral order is the community sentence most often used by the courts when dealing with 10 to 17 year olds, particularly for first time offenders who plead guilty. Referral orders require that an offender must agree a contract of rehabilitative and restorative elements to be completed within the sentence.] In addition the teens were fined $395 and are banned from owning or caring for any pets for the next ten years.
The disturbing attack occurred in May 2018 after Sully’s owner had been searching for the cat after he had been missing for days. It wasn’t until they checked their home surveillance cameras when they discovered the images of their cat being tortured by the dog belonging to the teens.
The video showed one of the teens using a stick to push the cat out from under a parked vehicle. Meanwhile the other teen had the been holding the dog by the collar, and when Sully tried to run away, the boy released the dog. Sully tried his best to escape after the dog was able to intercept him a few times, but at the end Sully was mauled to a most gruesome death.
And after the teens’ dog killed Sully, they picked up the cat’s lifeless body and threw him in the bushes.
RSPCA officials were shocked at the “deeply sinister” attack on the defenseless cat and expressed their deep concern over two youngsters being so “deliberately cruel.”
The dog involved in the attack has been removed from the home in RSPCA custody.
Sully’s owners were devastated and described their 13-year-old cat as having been a member of their family. His owner went into the bushes and found his cat who was later cremated in order to have given Sully some dignity after his brutal death.
Rest in peace Sully.
(Photos via screenshots from Daily Mail and RSPCA)
The EXTREMELY GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING VIDEO can be viewed at this link.
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