A man will face court next month charged over the alleged torture of a cat in Taree last week.
Police will allege on Wednesday, a 51-year-old man was at his home in Illingari Circuit, with his mother when she asked him to help her to give the cat a flea treatment.
He agreed and as the treatment was being administered the cat jumped from his mother’s arms and ran into a bedroom.
The man followed the cat into the bedroom and closed the door. It’s been alleged the man then tortured the cat before killing it.
Authorities were contacted, the man was charged and he will face charges of torture, beat and cause prolonged suffering to an animal.
He was given conditional bail and will appear in Taree Local Court on February 12.