WASHINGTON DC – A truly shocking video appears to show the moment a driver transported a cat strapped in a cage to the back of his car along the motorway –
Jessica Wright, a veterinary technician traveling behind the vehicle, managed to record the incident on her phone.
The video footage seems to show the cat sitting in a humane animal trap, which had been strapped to the boot of the car.
Jessica claimed the vehicle was traveling at approximately 60mph on the Beltway in Washington DC on Saturday, and admits she was extremely concerned for the cat’s welfare .
Speaking to WUSA0, Jessica stated: “I was really upset about it. I just can’t imagine in what world you wouldn’t think that, that wouldn’t be incredibly humane, but also socially unacceptable.”
Jessica was so completely outraged by what she saw that she decided to follow the driver.
However, when he eventually stopped, all he said to Jessica was that the cat was wild.
Sgt Kim England, who is a Fairfax County Animal Protection Officer said: “I’ve been doing this for 10-years and I have never seen that with a cat. It’s really frustrating and disheartening.”
However, she admitted that while the act was not preferable, it wasn’t necessarily illegal.
Instead, Sgt England urged people who come across wild animals should instead call the Animal Protection Division for assistance on a non-emergency number.
Jessica mentioned that the man eventually released the cat nearby before she could get close to it.