A vile pet owner who tortured his pet kitten and bit its ear off has been jailed for 12 weeks and been banned from owning animals.
Aaron James Williamson, 20, admitted having lost count of how many times he had punched the abused feline, called Litten.
Disturbing images show the horrific abuse, including one of the cat’s severed ear.
Williamson was sentenced at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on Friday (28/2) after admitting one offence of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.
It was heard RSPCA inspectors attended the defendant’s address on September 11 last year and removed three kittens.
Litten, who has now been renamed Oreo, was adopted by a family in Derbyshire along with one of the other kittens.
According to his new owners Oreo is “absolutely adorable” and doing “fantastically” in his new surroundings.
Speaking after the sentencing RSPCA inspector Kate Burris said: “Williamson tortured this kitten.
“He admitted repeatedly biting Litten’s ear, which resulted in the loss of most of it, and that he had lost count of the times he had punched Litten.
“He said he did it when he was angry.
“The district judge said his daily abuse of small, defenceless animals who were unable to harm him and were at his mercy was sickening.
“He said that Williamson had called himself a monster in interview, and that was accurate as to how he behaved.”
The inspector added the animal charity were tipped off about the abuse by a witness, who she described as “very brave”.
She said: “I was surprised how friendly Litten was when I first met him given the abuse he had suffered, he was so affectionate and loving and was rubbing his face against mine during his veterinary examination.
“I just knew he was going to make a perfect addition to any family.
“I am so happy that he has found a fantastic new home, with people who love him and are caring for him in the way he always should have been cared for.
“It could have been a very different outcome for him if we hadn’t been able to intervene when we did.”
As well as a custodial sentence and animal ban Williamson was also ordered to pay £250 costs and a £120 victim surcharge.