A man from Cambridgeshire who put his cat in a tumble drier and posted the footage on YouTube has been jailed.
Alan Staughton, 23, of Saunders Close, Huntingdon, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a the cat. He was jailed for 56 days, and banned from keeping animals for life
Staughton told RSPCA inspectors that he thought the incident was funny when first questioned about it.
Vet Helen Dennis told magistrates that the cat, named Princess, would have been severely traumatised by the ordeal.
A spokesman for the RSPCA said: "We have now found a loving new home for Princess."
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RSPCA officers in Essex have reported a major increase in the number of animals being dumped and abandoned.
The animal charity says the issue is becoming a massive problem.
At the moment, we have a massive problem with people dumping animals in this way in the Essex area.
They are left in insecure boxes with no food and water and are lucky if they are found in time.
We are seeing countless animals being abandoned and we seem to have a particular problem with cats. I had to retrieve a mum and five kittens yesterday and an elderly cat.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Inspector Appeal line on 0300-123-8018.
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Cygnets and swans have been injured by discarded fishing litter across the country prompting the RSPCA to issue a safety warning.
The animal charity is asking anglers to take care with fishing litter such as hooks and nets after ta swan was found in Norwich with a hook in its eye.
It is working with The Angling Trust, the Environment Agency and the National Swan Convention (NSC) to prevent further injuries.
The RSPCA in Suffolk has spent almost £30,000 on a new ferret pens.
The top of the range pens at the Martlesham Animal Home have temperature control and heaters, an exercise area, as well as a comfy place for the ferrets to sleep.
Becky Fox, deputy manager at the centre, said: “The new pens will give the ferrets a much better living environment compared to the older wooden run-down housing."
A man's been sentenced to 26 weeks in prison after being convicted of carrying out an 'horrific' attack on a dog. Last July bull terrier Barney had to be put down after suffering what the RSPCA described as 'one of the worst cases of animal abuse'.
Animal rights activists protested outside Colchester Magistrates' Court where Andrew Summerfield was being sentenced. They were campaigning for tougher punishments for animal cruelty.
Pet owner Andrew Summerfield has been jailed for 26 weeks by Colchester Magistrates for killing his dog Barney.
Summerfield admitted shooting the bull terrier 10 times then hitting him with a meat cleaver.
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