A woman who killed her kitten by cooking it in a microwave after it attacked her pet goldfish has been jailed for 14 weeks.
Laura Cunliffe, 23, admitted putting black-and-white Mowgli into the oven and turning it on for five minutes, Barnsley Magistrates' Court heard.
– District Judge John Foster, Barnsley Magistrates' Court
This was an act of utterly horrendous cruelty on your part on an animal that, as far as I could see, had come to trust you and rely on you.
Ms Cunliffe said she rescued the kitten after about a minute, when she realised what she had done, but the animal died later.
District Judge John Foster said he had to jail Ms Cunliffe today as a deterrent - a decision that caused outrage among her family in the public gallery.
Cunliffe's solicitor, Alan Greaves, argued that she has long-standing problems with psychotic depression and has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act 20 times.
She was also banned from keeping animals for life.