This shocking, recent CCTV footage shows the child repeatedly swiping at six-year-old cat, whose name is Sky, outside owner Neil Fisher’s Greater Manchester home before throwing her into a hedge.
However, brave Sky finally bounces back and scratched the boy’s neck as she attempted to defend herself following the eight-minute ordeal.
Fortunately, Sky didn’t suffer any serious injuries. However, Mr. Fisher claims he had the door slammed in his face when he attempted to confront the child’s parents.
Mr. Fisher is now claiming that Greater Manchester Police are unable to take action against the schoolboy because he is believed to be under the age of criminal responsibility.
Mr. Fisher, who is 35, who runs his own security firm, stated: “It makes me so angry that anyone, even a child, thinks it’s OK to treat an animal like this. It doesn’t say a great deal for their upbringing.
“It came to my attention because I could hear the cat wailing and crying and I thought ‘there’s no reason for her to be doing that’.
“I was getting ready to go out and then I came round the corner and this little boy was running away.
“I checked the CCTV straight away and was just disgusted at what I saw. It happened right outside my front door.
“I’m absolutely furious about it. It was heartbreaking to see an animal you love being treated with absolutely no respect.
“I’ve had Sky and her twin Oscar for six years since they were kittens and they’re part of our family. My girlfriend thinks of Sky as her little baby and she was in tears.
“I went round to the kid’s parents’ house and his mum just slammed the door in my face before I even got a chance to explain to her what had happened.
“The way the lad is just grabbing her, punching, kicking, then throwing her – it sickens me. You’d hope that people have a basic amount of decency and treat a cat well.
“I was really disturbed watching it back. He can’t have been older than five or six.”
Mr. Fisher, who lives with his girlfriend, claims that he has reported the incident to the RSPCA and the police.
He explained that the CCTV, which is attached to his house, showed the boy abusing the cat for a total of eight minutes last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Fisher went on to say: “If you watch it, after a while she’s just had enough. You can’t blame her. Two times he tries to pick her up then backs off when she sticks her claws out.
“The thing is, most cats will run away if they see a person but Sky is so friendly and approachable.
“She’s too trusting of people and that’s what annoys me the most. She probably thought he going to give her a stroke and play with her, not attack her.
“She only really goes out the front for a couple of hours a week. Most of the time she’s in the house or in an enclosed back garden.
“The police have said there’s nothing they can do because he’s a minor and the RSPCA have taken my details.
“Sky hasn’t any got any lasting damage, not that I can see through all her fur anyway. You can’t ask a cat how it is and they can’t exactly come in and tell you what’s happened.
“People have said to me about how kids who abuse animals go on to abuse other humans. It really frightens me that someone would do this to a defenceless animal.”
An RSPCA spokesman stated: “The RSPCA’s ambition is for a world in which all people respect and live in harmony with animals.
“Therefore, as an organisation, we encourage everyone – no matter their age – to treat animals with compassion and kindness.
“Just as parents teach their children how to safely cross a road, it’s also their responsibility to show youngsters how to behave when they’re around pets and animals.
“As part of our work to encourage kindness towards animals, we have a number of volunteer speakers who go into schools and groups to give talks and help influence the next generation to ensure they become responsible and caring citizens.”