Cruel pet owners hunted by cops after throwing a CAT out of a car window – but he miraculously survives
- Male ginger tabby cat found with critical injuries on Barrenjoey Road, Newport
- Passerby stopped to tend to the cat before taking it to a nearby Veterinary
- The cat underwent surgery and remains in a ‘more comfortable’ stable condition
- A manhunt is underway in search for the vicious attackers who threw the cat
A cat is lucky to be alive after it was viciously thrown out of the front window of a fast moving car as police hunt for his alleged abusers.
The male ginger tabby cat was found with critical injuries on Barrenjoey Road, Newport in Sydney’s Northern Beaches about 5.30am on Friday.
A passerby stopped to tend to the injured cat before taking it to Northside Emergency Veterinary Specialists where he underwent surgery.
The helpless cat remained under care for 24 hours and has surpassed the critical level and remains in a ‘more comfortable’ stable condition.
The male ginger tabby cat (pictured) was found with critical injuries on Barrenjoey Road, Newport in Sydney’s Northern Beaches about 5.30am on Friday
The cat (pictured) is now in a more stable condition as the hunt is underway for his vicious abusers
‘Yesterday he had a CT scan which showed that he didn’t have any internal injuries, but he does have really severe facial trauma,’ vet Heather Russell told Daily Telegraph.
‘We’ve had to put a feeding tube into his oesophagus so we can give his face and mouth the chance to heal. He’s very swollen and sore, he’ll be in with us for about a week I’d say.’
Ms Russell believes the car the cat was thrown from was driving at ’60/70km/h’ due to the serious injuries sustained.
‘He’s pretty badly injured to be honest, he’s had specialist surgery yesterday, he’s had the works, he’s been a lucky boy, but we expect he’ll have a good chance of recovery.’
The cat is believed to be a domestic pet and it remains unclear who his owner is.
Under the Crimes Act 1900, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979, anyone found guilty of animal cruelty in NSW risks facing five years’ prison or a hefty fine of $22,000, or $110,000 for a corporation.
Police are now on the hunt for the cruel animal abusers who threw the adorable cat (pictured) from the window
Police are now on the hunt for the cruel animal abusers who threw the adorable cat from the window.
Anyone who was on Barrenjoey Road, near Cecil Road, between 5.25am and 5.40am on Friday and saw anything or have dashcam is urged to come forward.
Police are in particular looking for a dark-coloured 2000-2005 model sedan, with white markings on the back window.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.