CCTV footage has captured a teenage boy throwing a cat to two waiting dogs on the other side of an 8ft garden fence.
In the video, the boy is seen walking behind a house in Bradford when he picks up the feline by the scruff of the neck.
The RSPCA believe his intention was for the cat to be attacked by an Alaskan Shepherd and a rottweiler, which was waiting on its hind legs on the other side of the fence.
Inspectors from the animal charity said the cat was left "severely shaken" but, luckily for the cat, unharmed by the dogs because it lived in the house with the two dogs who did not see the feline as an intruder.
The RSPCA officers are now searching for the two boys seen in the video.
Both are white with dark hair; one was wearing a light blue hoodie and the other was wearing a black jacket.