Woman who dumped cat in wheelie bin admits charge
A woman who was caught on camera dumping a cat in a wheelie bin in Coventry has pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the animal.
Bank worker Mary Bale, 45, from Coventry, became an international hate figure in August after CCTV footage emerged of her stroking the four-year-old tabby before picking it up by the scruff of its neck and dropping it into the bin.
She admitted the charge of causing unnecessary suffering when she appeared at Coventry Magistrates' Court today.
A second charge of failing to provide the cat with a suitable environment, contrary to the 2006 Animal Welfare Act, was dropped.