By Alex Glenn • 02 March 2022 • 8:36
Horrific craze: Thugs are carrying out Kurt Zouma-style cat attacks. The attacks are said to be part of a new online obsession.
In February, Kurt Zouma was caught on video having abused his pet cat. His football club fined him £250,000 over the incident. The RSPCA also took his cats away. The football star was seen on film kicking and slapping one of his cats.
The incident has sparked a horrific craze. One online group has taken to sharing similar attacks. They have been sharing the footage on social media.
According to The Sun, one pet owner from Dorset was left with expensive vet bills after her cat was attacked. Pet owner Dawn was shocked when her young cat Murphy returned home after having been viciously attacked.
Dawn revealed: “I heard Murphy trying to get through the cat flap.
“I came outside to help and had the shock of my life. The right side of his face looked like a helmet full of blood.”
The poor cat had been kicked in the head. She believes that the online craze is responsible for the attacks. She commented: “I cannot believe someone would do that to an innocent animal.”
Animal charities have begged people to treat animals well.
Cats Protection’s Nicky Trevorrow commented: “We are imploring social media users to stop abusing their pets in the name of entertainment . . . the level of psychological trauma and extreme stress being inflicted on them is vast.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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