A cruel yob has admitted leaving his cat to die after he hurled the defenceless animal off the ground in a fit of rage.
Brendan Marshall, 21, screamed that ‘f*****g cat has p****d’ everywhere’ before he grabbed his pet by the scruff of the neck.
He then launched the cat out of his living room into the hallway.
The pet let out a loud ‘miaow’ as it hit the ground but then lay ‘lifeless’ on the floor at his home in Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Callous Marshall then left his pet lying and went to bed with his partner. But when she awoke she found the injured animal was still lying in agony and a vet was phoned.
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The couple went to the surgery where they were told the cat had suffered a head injury and had high blood pressure. Despite the best effort of the vet it was put down and police were called in.
When he was charged, Marshall replied: “I’m sorry.”
Marshall appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court and admitted causing the cat unnecessary suffering in April this year.
He now faces a lengthy ban from keeping animals.
Depute fiscal Caitlin McAllister said: “The accused was within the house with his partner where he became angry and stood up shouting ‘that f*****g cat has p****d everywhere’.
“He then proceeded to grab the cat by the scruff of the neck and threw it from the living room into the hallway.
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“The cat made a ‘miaow’ noise as it landed on the floor and the accused and his partner noticed it became almost lifeless with only its eyes moving.
“The following morning the accused’s partner called the vet and was advised to bring the cat immediately.”
The prosecutor added: “The vet examined the cat which showed it had high blood pressure and was suffering from a head injury.
“The cat was required to be put down.
“Police then attended at the vet surgery and the accused was cautioned and charged.”
Jackson Bateman, defending, said: “He fully understands and accepts that a banning order will likely be imposed in this case.”
Sheriff Louise Gallacher deferred sentence on Marshall until July for reports and continued bail.
She added: “In terms of the grave nature of this offence, there is a very high chance you will be given a deprivation order which will ban you from keeping animals in the future.”