Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cat Burnt Beyond Recognition - RSPCA & Police Appeal for Information

An 18-month-old domestic longhair cat suffering severe burns to his whole body is currently under care at the RSPCA Sydney Veterinary Hospital. Snowy was discovered at 4am this morning, Saturday 3 July, by his Bankstown owners who took him to the RSPCA.

“Normally Snowy is inside his house by 10pm but last night he didn’t return until 4am. His owners found him in a severely burnt state, with his ears cut and evidence of tape on his back legs,” said Inspector Skye Adams. “His whole body has been severely affected by burns.”

This is a severe act of animal cruelty and the person/s responsible for such an act can be charged with serious animal cruelty (s.530 Crimes Act), leading to five years in prison.

The RSPCA and NSW Police are appealing to anyone with information which may assist this investigation. Please contact the RSPCA on 02 9770 7555 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

RSPCA NSW

17 comments:

  1. If and when the person/s who did this is/are found, I hope that they are given a very comprehensive psychological check up and that their childhood history is looked into very throughly for possible past actions similar to this one. They obviously need some comprehensive mental health help. It would be futile to just sentence them to prison if the underlying causes for this person's actions are not addressed so as to diminish the possibility of repeat offending...
    And if they would do such a thing to a cat, what might they do to a similarly defenceless/vulnerable human...?

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  2. mental health help... I say do to them what they did to the cat. Nothing excuses this.

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  3. They should have the same done to them.

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  4. i personally think tht this gronk needs to get a taste of his/her own medicine and have them bound and gagged so they cant fight back just like little snowy couldnt fight back...

    i feel for snowy and her family and i hope snowy recovers

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  5. I have a white cat and I just saw the footage of Snowy on the news. I couldn't stop Crying. Who are these people? If they would do this to a poor defenseless animal what would they do to a human being. They should suffer the full extent of the law. However if this doesnt happen then lock them in a room with the owners of Snowy for 5 minutes. I just hope the RSPCA gets these mongrels and that Snowy survives. My thoughts are with Snowy and his owners.

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  6. All my love and support to you Snowy. I also send my love to your family - stay strong.

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  7. Is there any information on costs for the vet? I would like to make a donation to help with Snowy's care. Could you please post any information you have?

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  8. I am so deeply saddened by what Snowy, a vulnerable pussycat, must have suffered at the hands of this sociapath(s). Watching the news this evening and seeing poor Snowy, brought me to tears......I am now afraid to allow my own cats outside.This person or persons responsible have no feelings or empathy, they are cruel and evil, to say the least. Unfortunately I dont think 5 years prison is enough for this sociopath, this thing..this so called person because they have no soul, no conscious and they will do it again...to another poor defenseless animal or human....Get well soon Snowy my heart is with you.

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  9. Regardless of this person or persons childhood/mental health they should receive the maximum 5 year penalty. Diminished responsiblity is a poor excuse for cruelty against animals.

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  10. I'm so upset to hear about what happened to Snowy. Its just so wrong. I hope they find whoever did this to Snowy. I also hope Snowy recovers from his terrible injuries. I have two cats so I just can't imagine anyone doing this. Just donated to RSPCA to help with Snowy's vet care. Hope others can do the same.

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  11. That makes me feel sick.how can anyone think like that.my little kitten is curled up in be with me right now and to think of anything like that happening to any animal makes me want to cry.disgusting.5 years is simply not enough.to do the same makes us as bad as the offender(s) but I feel the same way.life in prison I say.at least the same consiquences as you would get for doing that to a human.it's worse!the human can at least defend itself to an extent.this is disgusting,messed up and wrong.what is the world coming to?to even consider such a thing.life in prison,the only way to go.

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  12. There are no words to express how horrendous is this torture of Snowy. The sorts of things I want to do to these sociopaths would put me in gaol - when it is they who should be there. But the current penalties are way too inadequate to act as a punishment of the offenders and a deterrent to other 'psycho's' in society. The maximum penalty for crimes such as this should be increased to 20 years. Serial murderers of humans are sociopaths whose classic early behaviour starts out as torture of small animals. Maybe higher penalties for animal torture will have a reductive effect on human murders.

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  13. And knowing our legal system, if they do find whichever scumbags that did this horrible thing to poor Snowy, they'll probably get off with just a fine instead of the jail time they deserve. I hope they rot in hell; and that Snowy recovers. Brave little cat.

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  14. My love, thoughts and prayers go to Snowy and family. How devastating to wake to find your little furry kid burnt beyond recognition. I don't think this monster/s deserve any help or assistance for their mental state. Let's stop making excuses. I think our judicial system does enough of that!! Rememer Janine Balding? Her killers liked to bite the heads off of kittens. Our judicial system have to stop continuing to give these monsters relief and deliver the absolute maximum penalty allowed!! Get better soon little man - Australia is thinking of you!! XXXXXXX

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  15. My love, thoughts and prayers go to Snowy and family. How devastating to wake to find your little furry kid burnt beyond recognition. I don't think this monster/s deserve any help or assistance for their mental state. Let's stop making excuses. I think our judicial system does enough of that!! Rememer Janine Balding? Her killers liked to bite the heads off of kittens. Our judicial system have to stop continuing to give these monsters relief and deliver the absolute maximum penalty allowed!! Get better soon little man - Australia is thinking of you!! XXXXXXX

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  16. I am a student and have donated $10 - all I can afford. I hope it helps the RSPCA to lobby government to force magistrates to start locking up the scum who would do this to an animal.

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  17. I hope they catch the sub-human (animal is too nicer word to describe them) who did this and, as everyone else has said, give them a taste of their own medicine.
    What would be a really fitting punishment would be to lock this person in a cage with a big cat (eg: lion), and then we'd see who's the pussy!

    God bless darling little Snowy for a full recovery.

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