Dewsbury: Cat killer teenager is spared jail

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A teenager avoided jail after he killed his ex-girlfriend’s cat in a pillowcase.

Mathew Faulkingham, 19, attacked the two-month-old cat, Daisy, by placing her in a pillow case before he swung her against a wall.

He then sent his ex-girlfriend a text following the attack on July 11 last year.

Faulkingham, of Moorside Avenue, Dewsbury, was sentenced to four months in prison suspended for 12 months after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering.

He was handed a 12 month supervision order and made to carry out 150 hours unpaid work.

Faulkingham is also banned from keeping animals for five years.

RSPCA inspector Hannah Bryer said: “This was a horrific act of deliberate cruelty carried out with the purpose of causing suffering to this cat’s owner.

“There are no excuses for what happened.”

Saphieh Ashtiany, the equality and employment lawyer

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