THIS is the sickening moment thugs film themselves brutally beating a missing cat before uploading it onto Snapchat to taunt its owner.
Anna Paszkowska, from the leafy village of Burnham, Buckinghamshire, was forced to post a “Lost Cat” poster after her beloved Kiki went missing on July 11.
But on Saturday she was left in shock after seeing footage shared on social media showing a group of young men holding her poster.
In the footage, one can be heard saying: “Where’s that lost cat gone?” while holding the poster.
He then says: “You killed it yeah?” before laughing loudly.
The video then cuts to a picture of the poster with the caption: “RIP”.
Then in a disturbing twist, the footage shows a group of men seemingly beating the cat’s lifeless body.
One thug smacks it with a baseball bat while his pals laugh, and one says: “Oi, do it again!”.
Another member of the gang then approaches the cat’s body on the floor and kicks it on the head while one says: “That’s a nice pussy cat.”
During the obscene beating, the gang can be heard heartily laughing.
After seeing the video, Miss Paszkowska told The Sun Online: “My cat went missing on July 11, and I put the posters up right away.
“But then on Saturday I see this video and I just burst into tears. I watched it over and over and it was just sick, it’s not normal.
“We have shown it to the police and we really hope those in the video can be found. I don’t know why anyone would do this, it’s like it’s some sick hobby for them.
“I can’t be sure it is Kiwi in the video, because my cat had longer hair, so I am hopeful that it’s not but cat but in a way it does not matter. What’s in that video is horrible and I hope the police speak to them as soon as they can.”
The footage has left social media users sickened.
One wrote: “I couldn’t watch, can’t believe how they think it’s so funny killing a defenceless animal. ”
Another said: “This made me feel physically sick … how could anyone do that?”
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A spokeswoman for the RSPCA told The Sun Online: “This footage is extremely disturbing and distressing to watch – it must have been so upsetting for the poor owners of Kiki.
“It is unclear from the footage whether the cat had been found alive or dead prior to this attack – but if anyone has any information about this we would urge them to get in contact with us on 0300 123 4999.
“The RSPCA works hard to try to encourage and promote compassion and kindness to animals through its education programs to young people and schools across the country.”
Thames Valley Police have been made aware of the video and approached for comment.