A woman has been charged with various animal abuse charges, after she allegedly stabbed her cat to death, before throwing it off a balcony.
Officers were called to a unit on Mooramba Road in Dee Why just before 8.30am yesterday, where they discovered the body of a cat.
The cat was taken to a vet who, upon examination, confirmed it had been brutally stabbed 20 times.
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Police allege the cat was also thrown off a second-floor balcony shortly after.
A 19-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Northern Beaches Hospital for assessment.
She’s since been charged with torture, beating and causing the death of an animal, and committing an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal.
She was refused bail to front court today.
A second cat was taken from her home by police and placed in the care of the RSPCA.