Shocking video of a thug laughing as he is filmed beating a terrified cat over the head before violently throwing it on a bed has emerged online، daily mail reported.
The footage، released by the RSPCA after it was shared on social media، shows a man grabbing the grey and white cat by the scruff of the neck، lowering it to the floor and then hitting its face with his hand.
He then gives the helpless pet three hard smacks across the head which can be chillingly heard in the footage، posted under the username 'the nyah Way'.
Next he throws the cowering pet into a bed which it hits at force and then bounces up in the air before crying out and scampering to hide in a corner.
Both the man abusing the cat and the person filming the horrific attack then start laughing.
The video، shared on social media in May، was saved by a member of the public from the West Midlands who then reported the matter to the RSPCA.
RSPCA Inspector Boris Lasserre has now launched an investigation to identify the cat abuser and the other man videoing the violence.
It is hoped someone will recognise him from the footage which could have potentially come from anywhere in the country although the investigation will initially focus on the West Midlands.
Mr Lasserre said: 'We are appealing to the wider public to see if anyone can recognise the person subjecting the cat to this deliberate and violent beating and also the man who is filming this sick attack.
'This is shocking behaviour and totally unacceptable. It is quite clear from the video that the cat is terrified even before it receives the repeated blows and is violently thrown down onto the bed.
'We are appealing to anyone who may recognise something on this video to please come forward: it may be that they know the person، the cat، the room or the Snapchat username which posted the video - "the nyah Way".
'It may be friends، family، or even the parents who may not be aware that the family pet is being subjected to such gratuitous brutality.
'I have a specific set of questions for these individuals when they are found.
'The laughing from both of them throughout the attack shows they have a very worrying lack of humanity and empathy for the suffering of a living creature.'
'We are keen to identify the individual filming and the individual subjecting the cat the beating.
'We are now hoping the general public can help provide us with the information we need to bring those responsible to justice.'