Council chiefs are set to quiz a woman after it emerged that she dumped a 4 year old cat into a residential wheelie bin.
Shocking security footage showed the middle aged woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stroking the cute moggy before hurling it head first into the bin.
Owner of the CCTV footage John Noakes was horrified. Fighting back tears he said "My wife and I were sick to the stomach. Just couldn't believe that somebody could do such a thing." He continued "Right away it was clear to us she was using the WRONG bin. She brazenly dispatched the cat into a BROWN bin which clearly should only be used for tins, mixed glass, aerosols and plastics."
A senior animal rights spokesperson agreed. He said "At the very least she could have launched the cat into a black, general household waste receptacle. However, section 97.11b of the Waste and Recycling Regulations 2001 (Cats and Other Domestic Pets, excluding Snakes) clearly states that animal disposal, alive or otherwise, should take place in the green bin. The cat could have been recycled, reducing the carbon footprint and saving enough energy to power a light bulb for 10 minutes. This odious woman clearly has no conscience."
Happily, the cat was later reunited with its owner who then destroyed it before correctly following waste disposal protocol.