A TEENAGER put his girlfriend’s cat in a pillowcase – and smashed it against a wall.
But the youth responsible for the horror attack has escaped jail.
Mathew Faulkingham, 19, from Dewsbury, has been sentenced to four months in prison suspended for 12-months after he killed his ex-girlfriend’s cat.
Faulkingham, of Moorside Avenue, put the cat called Daisy in a pillowcase and swung her against a wall.
The incident happened on July 11, 2010 when Faulkingham went to his ex-girlfriend’s home on Queens Road, Beverley, Humberside, and attacked the two-month-old white, ginger and black female cat.
He then sent his ex-girlfriend a text to tell her what he’d done.
RSPCA inspector Hannah Bryer said: “This was a horrific act of deliberate cruelty carried out with the purpose of causing suffering to this cat’s owner, Faulkingham’s ex-girlfriend.
“Not only did Daisy suffer terribly before her death but her owner continues to do so.”
Daisy’s bloody body was found in a pillowcase stuffed into a suitcase with some of her owner’s belongings.
They had been dumped in a shed and covered in paint.
A post-mortem found she had died of cardiovascular failure after blood loss caused by blunt force trauma.
Faulkingham pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to Daisy when he appeared at Beverley Magistrates Court yesterday for sentencing.
He was also given a 12-month supervision order, ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work and banned from keeping animals for five years.
RSPCA inspector Bryer said: “There can be no excuses for what happened here.
“This was a pre-meditated attack on a defenceless animal.
“I very much hope the sentence passed by the court sends the right message to Faulkingham and anyone else who thinks this is acceptable behaviour.
“It can’t bring Daisy back but perhaps it will provide some closure for her owner”.