The hunt is on for two sadistic teenagers in Bradford who threw a cat over a fence expecting it to be savaged by a Rottweiler and Alaskan Shepherd on the other side.
RSPCA inspectors say the boys first lured the cat by stroking it before grabbing it by the scruff of the neck and hurling it to the waiting dogs.
The whole episode, which happened on a path near homes in Shetcliffe Lane, Bierley, Bradford, was caught on CCTV. The female cat escaped but was left severely shaken.
RSPCA inspectors are now trying to find witnesses as part of their investigation.
They already know that the youths, described as teenagers, were both white with dark hair.
One was dressed in a light blue hooded zip-up top, which had white sleeves, while the other was dressed in a black jacket and dark trousers.
RSPCA inspector Rachel Oprysk said: “The owner heard a commotion in her back yard and when she went out saw her cat land on the paved area and run off in sheer terror.
“At first the boys appeared to be stroking the cat just outside the property but then picked her up by the scruff of the neck and threw her high over the wooden fence and iron gate.
“We believe these boys threw the cat over the garden boundary with the intention of her being attacked by the Rottweiler and Alaskan Shepherd on the other side.
“Luckily the garden they chose was the cat’s home so the dogs were used to the cat and did not see her as an intruder.
“The black and white female cat was shaken and scared but thankfully otherwise unhurt.
“We are keen to track down the boys caught on the CCTV footage as we believe they intended to cause harm to the cat and it is only by sheer luck this was not a more upsetting and horrific incident.”
Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.