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Drunken UK soldier jailed for horrific act of animal cruelty kicking hurt cat

Anthony Delaney was sentenced to 18-weeks in jail and is banned from owning any pets for the next five years.
Anthony Delaney was sentenced to 18-weeks in jail and is banned from owning any pets for the next five years.
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Anthony Delaney's despicable deed of animal cruelty was caught on a surveillance camera at Aston-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester showing the drunken culprit kicking a cat to death in the middle of the street reports Wednesday's DailyMail.co.

A former soldier, Delaney, 30, drank ten pints of lager that September 2013 evening when he walked out into the street and intentionally kicked a suffering cat that had been hit by a car only minutes earlier.

A witness had stopped her car in front of the dying cat to protect it from being hit by another vehicle, when a drunk Delaney kicked the black and white male cat so hard, the defenseless animal flew through the air.

According to the witness who had called the RSPCA and waiting for authorities to arrive, she stated:

"It was crying out and wanted to be left alone. Its last few minutes were full of fear and pain."

Delaney tried to defend his abhorrent behavior stating he was trying to put the cat out of his misery.

The RSPCA officer, Vicki McDonald recounted the following events in court:

"This cat had already been hit by a car and two young women had called us, and were waiting with the cat until we arrived.

When a group of people, including Delaney, showed up and started messing around with the cat they asked him several times to leave him alone but were intimidated into leaving. Delaney then kicked him not once, but twice, like a football across the street.

'It was an absolutely appalling act of the like it’s difficult to believe. This cat should have been shown kindness, not cruelty."

The cat's human has never been found.

Delaney pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to an 18-week jail term and is banned from owning any pets for the next five years.

Rest in peace beautiful cat.

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