Alarming footage has emerged appearing to show a cat being thrown from a skylight window.
The RSPCA has described the footage as ‘extremely concerning’ and is now investigating what happened after the video was widely shared on social media.
In the clip, a man can be seen stroking a cat, before another man picks it up around the midriff and tosses it out of an open skylight, before shutting it, Hull Live reports.
Information shared alongside the video appears to suggest that it had been recorded in a house off Beverley Road in Hull.
An RSPCA spokesperson said: “We are aware of this extremely concerning video and are looking into it.
“If anyone has any information about this please contact our cruelty line.”
Commenting on the footage on social media, some viewers described the video as ‘horrendous and disturbing.’
One said: “What’s funny about an innocent animal getting thrown out of a window? It’s disgusting, it’s animal abuse.
“It might be someone’s family cat. I’m sickened by the thought.”
Also responding to the comments, another man who claimed he was present at the time said: “Everyone seems to think the cat’s been thrown out to the ground, it got put back on the roof.
“It’s been on and off for two weeks, it’s obviously stray – went to put it back out and panicked about it having fleas and God knows what else.
“The cat came back to the window two hours later trying to get in.”
Anyone with any information can contact the RSPCA on their cruelty line on 0300 1234 999, quoting the reference number 00495124.
Among its functions the animal charity investigates cruelty and rescues animals throughout England and Wales, as well as campaigns to makes changes in the law.