THIS is the cat that was left with several broken bones after it was savagely attacked by two dogs and beaten with sticks by yobs.
The cat was treated at a local vets for a broken sternum and ribs and severe bruising.
RSPCA chiefs had initially said the pet was “in a bad way” after the attack at 7.45pm on October 16 in Westmoreland Rise, Peterlee.
But now officers say the cat is on the road to recovery and are confident he will be okay.
Two youths, described as white males aged around 14 or 15, were seen setting two white terrier-type dogs on the cat.
A witness took the injured cat in and called the RSPCA, who appealed for the cat’s owner to urgently get in touch as it had not been micro-chipped so they cannot trace who it belongs to.
They also appealed for information about the attack in a bid to catch those responsible and stop anyone else’s pet from suffering in a similar attack.
But so far no one has come forward with any leads about the culprits and neither has the owner.
RSPCA inspector Kaye Smith said: “I have no doubt this was a deliberate attack and I want to hear from anyone with any specific information about the youths responsible.”
Ring the RSPCA on (0300) 1234999 and leave a message for Insp Smith.