Man charged with animal cruelty of beloved pet cat

A man is due to appear in court today charged with animal cruelty after a cat was found seriously injured in Sydney’s CBD.

A 22-year-old woman returned home to her Ultimo unit around 4.00pm yesterday and discovered her three-year-old cat Summer in pain.

She rushed the animal to a local vet, where it was treated for a number of injuries including broken teeth, facial bruising and fur missing from the tail.


The woman notified police, who launched an investigation that led them to a 25-year-old man.

He was arrested at a home in Hurtsville around 12.30am on Sunday and taken to Kogarah Police Station where he was charged with recklessly beat and seriously injures animal and commit an act of cruelty upon an animal.

The man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court later today.