Photo of cat with ears PIERCED causes shock online
A photo of a cat with its ears pierced has provoked an outrage from pet owners on social media.
The photo was brought to public attention after a social media user asked others to share and report the person who had posted it up.
The person who had posted the image wrote: “Just pierced my cats ears :^) He was bleeding and scratching all the way through. But he seems fine now :)”.
In one day, the social post had been shared over 100,000 times.
One person wrote: “What kind of fool actually performs this?!? This is so cruel and ridiculous!”
Another wrote: “Please find this poor kitty and make it so the individual is never allowed to have an animal in her care again.”
Although the post shows it was posted up recently, a Google search ties the same photo with news of a woman who attempted to turn three kittens into ‘Gothic cats’ by piercing their ears and necks and removing their tails.
The 36-year-old pet groomer from Pennsylvania, tried to sell the kittens on eBay for $100 and was found guilty of animal cruelty a couple of years ago.
She was sentenced to six months of home detention and electronic monitoring.
However, in many news stories, this photo is not used, which has led many to believe this photo is a fresh case of cruelty.