London, Aug 24 (ANI): A grey-haired woman in UK, aged around 50, has been captured on CCTV loving stroking a cat on a wall outside a house before mercilessly dumping it into a wheelie bin and closing the lid.
The unidentified woman then calmly walked away after doing the deed, leaving the poor cat in the bin for 15 hours.
Four-year-old Lola was found by her owners Darryl and Stephanie Andrews-Mann the following morning.
The couple have now posted the video on YouTube and Facebook in a bid to track down the culprit. "I find the entire thing sickening. I cannot believe someone would do this to an innocent family pet," the Sun quoted Stephanie, 24, a customer services worker with Ford, as saying.
"Lola was a rescue cat and was wary of people when we first got her. She has a lovely disposition and really wouldn't hurt a fly. This is what makes the attack on her so shocking.
"I really want to find the woman who did this to her, she must be stopped," she stated.
Darryl and Stephanie have put the 1.27-minute clip on YouTube in a bid to track down the woman, which has shocked Internet users.
The RSPCA and West Midlands Police are now investigating the incident.
"The cat was left in the bin for 15 hours but emerged unhurt," a police spokeswoman said.
"The RSPCA were informed and the investigation into the incident will be led by them, as it is a matter of animal cruelty.
"The police will support the RSPCA's investigation and are currently collecting CCTV of the incident," she added. (ANI)