Rainworth family upset over pet cat assault

David Torley with his cat Pascal.
David Torley with his cat Pascal.

A RAINWORTH family has been left devastated following a brutal attack on their pet cat.

Pascal had gone missing for the first time last week and was later found suffering from a badly broken pelvis.

David Torley (32), from The Fields, rushed the beloved family pet to his emergency veterinary service in which he was given morphine to help with the pain.

The firefighter said the most upsetting part about the attack was how it had affected his six-year-old daughter.

He added: “Someone is going around hurting animals without caring about the consequences.

“I’m worried about the cat being so distressed – it’s hard hearing his cries when he goes to the toilet, or seeing my daughter so concerned.”

After being kicked aggressively by the unknown attacker, Pascal was taken to the vets and was given an X-ray, blood tests and treatment which amounted to £1,200 in expenses.

Despite surviving the incident, he is still bleeding intensely from his internal organs and will need another evaluation in six weeks’ time to decide if he needs to be put down.

“I can’t believe this has happened and will be contacting the police to see if this is a reccurring problem in the village,” David added.

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: “This incident sounds like a terrible act of cruelty and we would always urge people to report incidents of animal cruelty to the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.”