#TheList Sean Wilkinson (DoB 01/02/1984), formerly Silver St, Barrow upon Humber, and more recently (Dec’ 2017) Radford Meadow, Castle Donington – laughed after throwing cat out of 24ft high window, breaking 5 of her ribs & pelvis
Wilkinson laughed after throwing his cat out of a third-floor window in a fit of rage after she weed on him. He opened the window of his top-floor flat and flung the one-year-old cat nearly 24 feet to the ground below.
A neighbour saw him walk out of the block of flats laughing and later pick up the pet, called Luna, and suggest the neighbour let his dog out to have a go at her. The witness raised the alarm and RSPCA inspectors took Luna to a vets’ practice where she was diagnosed with five broken ribs and double fracture of the pelvis as a result of the 7.3-metre plunge.
The RSPCA had requested magistrates ban Wilkinson from keeping any pets.
But the court heard Wilkinson’s mum, who is a veterinary nurse, keeps a dog and a cat at home in Silver St, Barrow, where her son lived at the time of sentencing.
She wept in the back of the court as magistrates imposed the ban on keeping cats which meant she had to find a new home for her kitten.
Luna survived the ordeal and has since been rehomed.
Sentence: 300 hours of unpaid work, vets’ fees and costs totalling around £2,500, which Wilkinson was allowed to pay off at £20 per week. Banned from keeping cats for 10 years (expires January 2025).
[original newslink Scunthorpe Telegraph removed]