Thug spared jail after breaking kitten’s jaw with ‘back-hander’ because it bit him

A thug who broke his kitten’s jaw after it bit him has avoided jail after he was described as an ‘animal lover’ by his lawyer.

Joe Purvis, 25, admitted giving his Maine Coon cat Indico ‘a back-hander’ but denied burning the top of her head.

Vets found the 12-week-old kitten had three fractures to her skull and an open wound on the top of her head when she was rescued.

She had lost a leg since he bought her for £50 on Facebook.

The former student admitted a...
source: Metro

2019-03-24 23:32
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