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Queensland cat abuser ‘apologises’ | Daily Mail Online

A Queensland man has owned up to his actions and apologised for throwing a cat over a fence and in to a glass window. 

Samuel Conroy from Ipswich contacted the media after he was filmed hurling a cat over a fence two weeks ago.

The 19-year-old said he was with is friend in the Queensland city when he threw the cat over the fence.

Samuel Conroy from Ipswich contacted the media after he was filmed hurling a cat over a fence two weeks ago

The video was shared to Snapchat by an anonymous witness to the incident and the RSPCA launched a manhunt to find the culprit.

The video was shared to Snapchat by an anonymous witness to the incident and the RSPCA launched a manhunt to find the culprit.

‘I was living there with my mate and it was his mother’s cat. It was always scratching the screens – that wasn’t caught on the video,’ he told 9news.com.au.

‘It was a case of me letting my anger take over, rather than using my brain,’ Mr Conroy said.

Mr Conroy said he handed himself in to the RSPCA who launched an investigation to find the cat abuser.

The RSPCA had sent several tip offs which led them to identify the the 19-year-old man from Queensland

The RSPCA had sent several tip offs which led them to identify the the 19-year-old man from Queensland

Samuel Conroy was filmed wearing high visibility work gear as he picked up the cat and launched it into the air, well above roof height

Samuel Conroy was filmed wearing high visibility work gear as he picked up the cat and launched it into the air, well above roof height

‘I don’t want to make it look like I’m hiding. I’m owning up to my actions,’ he said.

Footage of the sickening abuse showed him, dressed in hi-vis work gear, pick up a black cat and launch it over a fence.

The helpless cat cleared the fence before hitting a closed glass window on the neighbouring house, as Mr Conroy and his friends laughed callously. 

The video was shared to Snapchat by an anonymous witness to the incident and the RSPCA launched a manhunt to find the culprit.   

RSPCA spokesperson Michael Beatty said they were finalising the investigation but would not confirm the man’s identity.  

Mr Beatty also confirmed the cat is now safe and well following the distressing incident. 

Penalties for animal cruelty in Queensland carries a maximum of 7 years imprisonment or a $235,600 fine. 

RSPCA’s 98 Inspectors, who are empowered to enforce Government legislation, investigated 55,405 animal cruelty complaints over the 2016 to 2017 financial year.

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