15-year-old charged with causing “unnecessary suffering” after throwing cat over a fence by its tail

UPDATE: Click here for update on this case.

Here we go again…another teen who will likely get off with little or no punishment for abusing a cat. Not only can he not be named, his identity can’t be disclosed online.

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photo is example and not the victim of abuse (sayingimages.com)
Two useful tags. Click either to see the articles: Toxic to cats | Dangers to cats

The 15-year-old boy from Harlow, Essex has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal after a video surfaced online showing a cat being thrown by its tail over a garden fence.

Essex Police report the teen is set to appear at Colchester Magistrates Court on Friday. Police also added that according to Section 49 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, he cannot be named for legal reasons and that includes people disclosing his identity on social media.

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Harlow, UK map

Although he can’t be named, please feel free to drop a comment on the Colchester Magistrates Court Facebook community page here or contact the court via their website here.

Act quickly. It’s already Friday in the UK and time is running out.

No information is available as to whether the cat was seriously injured nor who it belonged to.



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