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Man banned from keeping animals after cruelty to cat

Chilli was found with head injuries Credit: RSPCA

A pet owner has been banned from keeping all animals for five years.
He admitted owning a cat, found abandoned in a park with severe head injuries.

Joshua Penrice’s kitten, Chilli, was found by a member of the public in the Berryfield area of Aylesbury in April this year.

The black male kitten was taken to a vet who discovered a number of trauma injuries. He had swelling to the front of his head and his nose was bleeding.

The RSPCA were contacted, and Penrice admitted kicking and abandoning Chilli.

The 22-year-old, of Chilton Street, was handed the ban on keeping animals, along with a £60 victim surcharge, ordered to pay £500 costs and carry out 140 hours of unpaid work in the community.

The RSPCA said: “Chilli is still very timid and is clearly still showing signs of the cruelty he suffered. However, he is now in a new home with a new owner and is making good progress.”