THIS is the horrifying moment a laughing woman hurls a kitten against a wall in front of a child in a sickening Snapchat video.
Initially she appears affectionate, stroking the white cat in her arms while smiling.
Deadline News6 The mum is initially seen stroking the cat in her lap
Unknown6 Suddenly the woman moves to pick up the kitten as a child looks on from the floor
Deadline News6 She can then be seen hurling the car through the air
Unknown6 The horrifying Snapchat video shows the cat being hurled into the wall in the top-left of this frame as the woman calmly looks on
Unknown6 The woman can clearly be seen laughing amid her horrific act
Unknown6 Horrified friend Megan Smith wrote her account of what happened on Facebook
But suddenly she picks the creature up and hurls it into the air, where it somersaults twice before smashing into the wall and falling down on the floor.
Disturbingly, the person filming can be heard chuckling can be heard from behind the camera as the revolting incident unfolds.
The clip, which is believed to have been filmed in Preston, Lancashire, was uploaded on Sunday by Megan Smith.
I thought it was going to a 'loving , family home' and this is what she does? My cat is in pieces, she’s terrified and almost died all because you’re an immature little f*****
Friend, Megan Smith
She wrote: “I gave her my kitten seeing as she wanted one so much for her son. I thought it was going to a 'loving , family home' and this is what she does?
“Laughing and posting it on Snapchat, whilst her son’s sat in the room with her, and blaming it on being drunk is no excuse at all!"
“My cat is in pieces, she’s terrified and almost died all because you’re an immature little f*****.”
In an updated post, Megan reveals the current situation with the cat. She says: “The kitten is luckily fine now and back in my care. The RSPCA and police have all been informed.”
Dave Taylor responded online: “I don't particularly even like cats, but that's just wrong….. Horrible b****.”
Samantha Jane said: “This girl needs locking up. I've never seen anything so cruel in my life.”
A woman who claims to be the sister of the woman throwing the cat revealed in comments that she reported the incident to authorities herself.
She said: “I now have nothing to do with my sister because of this and I personally have called RSPCA and Social Services on my sister and she will not be getting away with what she has done.”
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This is not the first time a video has circled Facebook showing kitten abuse.
In March this year, two school girls from Stevenage, Herts, were arrested after being filmed throwing two small kittens in the air with one landing on the floor causing outrage online.
And weeks later another video went viral of students in Chelmsford, Essex throwing a cat against a wall which resulted in one’s mother condemning the action which took place in her home.