Injured Brynmawr cat may lose its life after cruel attack
THE “sadistic” person who swung a cat by its tail, causing horrific injuries that may lead to it being put down, was slammed by the animal’s owner.
Devastated Cassy Collyer, 19, was shocked last Saturday to find a trail of blood leading from her kitchen through her Brynmawr home.
She followed it and found her beloved one-year-old cat Mouse lying on her bed after it had sustained injuries including a dislocated tail and ripped bowel.
After finding her pet, Ms Collyer rushed Mouse from her Lakeside Way home to a nearby vets.
Mouse was placed on a drip and given antibiotics as the vet tried to assess the damage.
While the bleeding has been stopped, her tail is paralysed and must be amputated, bowel damage means she cannot eat and she is now incontinent meaning the vet must drain her stomach every morning.
The vet is monitoring her and will decide whether Mouse will be able to recover or will have to be put down.
Ms Collyer said: “What happened isn’t just terrible, it’s sadistic. Anyone who would do this must have serious issues.
“The vet said the injuries couldn’t have been caused by a car as there would be other impact areas. She’s a small cat and wouldn’t have the power to cause these injuries if she’d caught her tail. Someone picked her up and swung her around.”
Ms Collyer has already paid £500 in vet bills and her family have offered a small reward to anyone who can help locate the offender.
She believes the offence happened on the evening of Saturday, September 15, between 8pm and 11pm somewhere near her home.
Her grandmother Anita Evans said: “The cat is so tiny and someone has launched a serious assault on it. She’s a dear little thing and Cassy’s world. She’s devastated.”
A spokesman for Gwent Police said a call was received last Sunday reporting a cat had been injured around Lakeside Way.
Officers are investigating and anyone with information should call 101.