Frank Bebernitz, Regional Inspector with RSPCA.
Frank Bebernitz, Regional Inspector with RSPCA.

Teens seen swinging cat on leash

THE RSPCA are investigating whether the death of a cat in Mount Louisa, north of Townsville, was the result of animal cruelty.

On Saturday morning about 8.15am, a group of adults reported seeing two teenagers swinging a ginger and white cat around on a leash on Bayswater Road.

A police spokeswoman said it was uncertain whether the cat was dead or alive at the time.

RSPCA inspector Frank Bebernitz said the incident was initially reported to police, who then contacted the RSPCA.

"We have made arrangements for the cat to be examined by a vet to determine the cause of death," he said.

"Investigations are ongoing.

The RSPCA are investigating the death of a cat in Mount Louisa, north of Towsnville.
The RSPCA are investigating the death of a cat in Mount Louisa, north of Towsnville.

"It would be great if we can identify the cat's owner or the people involved," he said.

Anyone with additional information about the cat or the incident should contact 1300 ANIMAL and quote job number 616477.

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