Categories: Animal Cruelty

Cat put in washing machine as punishment for inappropriate elimination (video)

WARNING: unpleasant content. The video and images are now being investigated by police after it was shared on social media

Cat put in washing machine as punishment

Cat abusers are anywhere, in any country. Sometimes they don’t even realise that they are abusing their cat such is their degraded level of sensitivity towards animals and others.

In this instance, it is a young couple, possibly living in either Russia, Bulgaria or Romania (but see note below), who have proudly videotaped their cat cruelty.  How often do we see that today: people videotaping something that normal people find utterly deplorable? Think about Kristen Lindsey. Nowadays, people have to share everything on internet social media even when it is a crime! Bizarre world.

The video shows a male/female couple pushing what appears be a purebred cat, “Magday”, (doll-faced Persian), judging by her appearance, into a washing machine to punish her for not using the litter box correctly.  It is the ultimate form of cat punishment.  Of course, it’ll just make things worse.  The cat will be even less inclined to use the litter box after this terrifying experience. She’ll be even more anxious. Persians have a history of anxiety causing litter box usage problems based on my reading.

The couple laugh off camera as the washing machine starts to rotate.  At one stage the cat is tumbled over violently.  The cat cries out and is ignored by the couple.  She tries to keep her head above the water level.  She paws at the window trying to escape.  She looks terrified.

After the couple think they have punished her enough they let her out.  Police in the city of Magnitogorsk, Russia are investigating.  The video has been circulating on social media websites.

As mentioned, some people are so desensitised to what they’re doing and have so lost their morals that they feel able to post blatant abuse of a cat on social media to proclaim to the world what they have done.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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  • This is absolutely horrible !! I couldn't even finish wtching this video, my heart is broken for this precious cat.
    I'm going to ray about this. I wish God would stop this kind of thing from happening.
    It's awful!!!!!!

  • I can only wish that someone will beat these cruel, horrible, and ignorant people, call authorities, and get this poor cat rehomed somewhere safe.
    The idiots who make these videos need to realize that, even insane people, are on social media. They put their lives in jeopardy when they video these things.

    • Dee, I would love to see that happen to those idiots, but they are so brain dead they probably wouldn't learn from it.

      I had to quickly scroll down because I couldn't watch this. If the cat wouldn't use the litter box then there was either something medically wrong with the poor animal, or there was something (the location, dirty litter, whatever) it didn't like. That falls on the humans.

      Just one more reason I HATE Facebook and social media.

  • That poor cat will NEVER associate being drowned in a washing machine with inappropriate elimination. Some people are too stupid to be allowed to own pets. I bet they will have a very hard time getting the cat to socialize with them now. Poor kitty. :(

  • Social media gives animal abusers and other criminals instant publicity and recognition. I really wish that Facebook wouldn't allow this.

    I couldn't watch this video. Just seeing the still was enough. This cat has been severely traumatized, and will probably end up dead at the hands of these people.

    • Yes, FB is good and bad but it is increasingly becoming a window for crazies to show off their craziness. It can damage people. The cat should be rehomed. No chance this will happen.

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