A 58-year-old man has been officially charged over an alleged attack on a cat in the Hunter region in Australia. The cat had just given birth to a litter of kittens and unfortunately, the man left the cat paralyzed.
One boy saw the man swinging a cat by her tail and hitting her against a trailer. The Police reported that the boy called out to the man before alerting his mother.
The boy and his mother believed the cat, had died. Lucliky, the cat, who suffered a broken spine and legs, had returned to her kittens the next day.
The 58-year-old man is now being charged with torture, beating and seriously injuring an animal.
What happened with that poor cat next?
The cat was named Princess and is unlikely to ever walk again. Because of the torture, she has lost the entire use of her hind legs and requires manual help to excrete waste.
In the following days, Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue Weston put out an appeal for some donations. They raised literally thousands of dollars for Princess.
They managed to gather all of the necessary funds. So the group ultimately asked donors to stop sending money specifically for Princess’ care after they were overwhelmed by the generosity of the general public.
The Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue Weston received more than $10,000 in donations from a total of 245 donors. They also received more than one contributing over $1000 to the animal’s support.
President Dee Walton told the Herald that the cat was unable to excrete her own waste by herself and would likely never be re-homed.
“It’s just not something you can give up, she needs that lifelong commitment,” Mrs Walton stated.
The group offered this update that scans showed “Princess is paralyzed for life, she will never regain the use of her bladder and she will be prone to bladder infections”.
“The possibility of her living to the old age of 17 + is diminished,” the went on to explain to their followers.