ENGLAND – A girl was recently caught on camera dumping a black cat into a rubbish bin then casually walking off.
Jean Atkinson, who is 68, explained that she couldn’t believe what she saw on a security camera she has fitted on her house in Bransholme, Hull.
She went on to say that she’d had the camera installed after experiencing trouble with youngsters in the past.
When she noticed her trash bin lid was open, she decided to check back on her CCTV footage and that’s when she saw what had happened.
She stated: ‘I found my bin open so I checked and saw a girl put a black cat in the bin. She came up, she had a black cat in her hand, she lifted the bin lid and put the cat in it.’
The horrifying footage was captured on August 17 and clearly shows her putting some trash on top of the bin in what could be an attempt to prevent the animal from getting out.
Ms Atkinson added that her CCTV footage showed the girl returning several times to check the cat was still inside the bin before she ‘disappeared’.
Ms Atkinson only discovered just what had happened the next day. But, fortunately, the cat was nowhere to be seen.
Ms Atkinson states she did not see anyone else on the CCTV, so can only presume it managed to somehow escape.
‘It must have got out because on the video, the lid is open and the rubbish is on the floor,’ she said. I don’t know what happened to it. Hopefully it is okay.’
And now, she is hoping releasing the CCTV footage will help her find who did it so she can contact the girl’s parents.
‘I never expected that,’ she noted. ‘It’s appalling. I’ve been trying to find out who she is. I am disgusted. What is she going to grow up to be?
‘I’m an animal lover and I can’t stand to see an animal hurt like that. What would have happened? It could have died.’
Ms Atkinson, who actually has four dogs and one cat, reported the incident to the RSPCA.
A spokeswoman for the charity officially confirmed it is aware of the incident and urged anyone with information to get in touch.
‘We are aware of this concerning incident and we are appealing for information,’ she said. ‘
Anyone out there who may have information can contact us on 0300 123 8018. All calls are treated with confidence.