AN ANIMAL charity has offered a reward to catch attackers who tortured a cat.
The thugs are believed to have kidnapped six-year-old tabby Ziya and poured acid or hot liquid on her.
Part of her right ear had been torn off and she fur and teeth missing when she turned up three days later at her Newsome home.
Now People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has put up a £1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.
The charity said it was the latest in a spate of attacks on animals in West Yorkshire, one in which a cat was hanged and shot in Wakefield.
Spokeswoman Suzanne Barnard said: “It is imperative that any community faced with such horrific animal abuse take measures to find the culprit or culprits and stop the violence.
“Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human.”
Ziya disappeared from the King’s Mill Lane area of Newsome on November 26 and was found on November 29.
Her owner, Natalie Mitchell, 31, said at the time: “I’m gutted that someone would torture a poor defenceless animal.”
PETA is urging residents to keep an eye on their pets and to keep them indoors.
The charity said people who were cruel to animals were at risk of going on to commit more serious crimes.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Pc Mark Hilton on 01484 436724.
PETA can be contacted on 0207 3579229.