Sick video shows cat owners put pet in washing machine ‘because it wouldn’t use litter tray’


Couple identified

Woman ‘punishes’ cat in washing machine, gets slapped with child abuse probe
A young Russian woman got more than she’d bargained for after posting a kitty torture video involving a laundry machine. She is now facing a criminal child abuse case, as online outrage uncovered footage on her social media page of a kid beating as well.

The initial video that got the Russian internet and animal rights activists fuming was filmed by a young couple in the Urals city of Magnitogorsk earlier in April, but surfaced in the news on Monday after heated discussions on a local internet forum. The woman that turns the washing machine on, identified as 19-year-old Dinara Iskulova, posted the clip on her social media page.Iskulova and her boyfriend decided to“punish” the cat in this way because it hadn’t used its litter box. In the video, as the machine starts to rotate, the terrified animal cries, frantically trying to keep the drum in place. The couple, meanwhile, jokes about the cat’s panic before letting the poor creature out.
Days after the video went viral, the woman attracted the interest of Magnitogorsk police – for a different but not entirely unrelated reason.Another video on the Iskulova’s page featured a group of young people kicking a boy rolled up in a carpet. A six or seven-year-old child can be heard screaming and crying. The boy’s 33-year-old mother also appears in the video, but does nothing to stop the beating.

“Following from the evidence uncovered in the investigation into what happened, a criminal case for torture of a minor has been opened,”the spokesperson for the office of criminal investigations for the Chelyabinsk region, told website.


Public prosecutor Sergey Gorshkov told the website that “The identities of all the people involved have been established, as well as the locations where these flagrant acts took place. All the necessary evidence is being gathered at the moment.”

According to media reports, Iskulova and her friends have not admitted to any wrongdoing. As to the cat, they insist it was a necessary “educational” measure.

Details have emerged regarding Iskulova’s background suggesting that she grew up in a violent, drinking family, and that she had already been registered with police for an unspecified minor offence. It also became known, that her mother has recently died.

The young woman said she has received plenty of threats since the video of the cat abuse went public.


WARNING: Distressing content. The vile footage is now being investigated by police after it was shared on social media

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 A sick video has emerged online of the moment two cruel owners put their cat in a washing machine ‘because it wouldn’t use its litter box’.

The shocking clip shows a male and female putting the helpless animal into the machine – before unbelievably switching it on.

As the machine starts, the cat appears distressed, which quickly turns to sheer panic as the water begins to fill up.

The couple are heard laughing off camera as the washing machine’s drum starts to rotate, spinning the cat violently at one stage.

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Terrified: The cat desperately tries to keep its head above water as the washing machine starts to rotate

They then ignore the terrified animal’s loud cries, as it desperately tries to keep its head out of the water.

The helpless cat even tries to paw at the glass in the hope of making an escape.

Eventually, the couple turn off the machine and open the door – allowing the frightened animal to jump out and run to safety.

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Cruel: The vile footage is now being investigated by police

The clip has been circulating on social media sites as well as, where it is claimed that the owners put the cat in the machine because it refused to use a litter tray.

Police in the city of Magnitogorsk, Russia, where it is thought the footage was recorded, have been aware of the vile video and are investigating, according to Interfax news agency.

Two EVIL SADISTIC teens charged with setting possum on fire

Kalob Jennings Hubbard, 18, of Stonewall Lane, Tobaccoville, and Jared Raymond Rose, 17, of Glenwood Lane, King

Kalob Jennings Hubbard, 18, of Stonewall Lane, Tobaccoville, and Jared Raymond Rose, 17, of Glenwood Lane, King

Three teenagers face animal cruelty charges after investigators with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office were alerted to a video posted on a social media site of an opossum being burned alive.

Kalob Jennings Hubbard, 18, of Stonewall Lane, Tobaccoville, and Jared Raymond Rose, 17, of Glenwood Lane, King, were arrested Sunday and charged with felony animal cruelty. They were placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center with bonds set at $10,000. They are scheduled to appear in court Jan. 23.

What do you think about the three teens being charged with burning a possum to death?

A juvenile petition also has been submitted for a 15-year-old male in connection with the crime.

Chief Deputy Brad Stanley of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said investigators received a tip last month about a video posted on Instagram where people captured, burned alive and killed a wild opossum.

The incident occurred in late October or early November, according to warrants. Stanley said it happened in Tobaccoville.

He said the video shows a person holding the possum down with a foot while another pours accelerant on the animal. According to warrants, Rose stood on the animal’s head and Hubbard doused it with gasoline.

The video shows the animal being lit on fire and then it runs out of camera range, Stanley said. The video also shows people trying to put out the fire after the running possum sets leaves and brush on fire.

The video has since been removed from Instagram, Stanley said, but the sheriff’s office has a copy of it.

“We most likely would not have known about this if someone in the public had not come forward,” Stanley said.

Stanley said the investigation is ongoing and the sheriff’s office is bringing in officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to help.

Hubbard and Rose could serve 6-8 months if convicted, according to North Carolina’s structured sentencing laws.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 336-727-2112 or Crimestoppers at 336-727-2800.

(336) 727-7204

What do you think about the three teens being charged with burning an opossum to death?

The Following is an LA Times article to show what gentle, shy creatures Opossums are:

Opossums: your garden’s evening clean-up crew


Yes, these backyard visitors can be a little scary-looking. But they’re gentle creatures and will keep your yard free of snails and fallen fruit.,0,4090916.story#ixzz2pl84Nvat

By Lili Singer Special to The TimesJune 28, 2007
LAURA SIMON, field director for the Humane Society’s Urban Wildlife Program, does not mince words: “People are repulsed by their appearance.”
Can you blame them? Opossums, after all, do look like bloated rats — the scruffy fur, the flinty eyes, the bizarre little feet and long, scaly tail. And that’s their good side. Threaten one of them, and it will bare its teeth, hiss and drool.But as disgusting as the animals may appear, they actually do quite lovely work in the garden. Opossums are nature’s clean-up crew, working the graveyard shift. Like little dust busters, they cruise the landscape, round ears tilted like satellite dishes, fleshy pink snoots to the ground. They feast on snails and slugs, perhaps even a cockroach or two.Gardeners may blame opossums for the messes and mischief made by rambunctious raccoons, skunks and squirrels rooting out insect grubs, but the reality is that opossums don’t dig. They can’t. The soft pink skin on their paws is too delicate for such manual labor; their weak nails are built for tree-climbing.

Though opossums are excellent at scaling trunks, they rarely sample the fruit above. Instead, they might salvage a fallen peach or munch avocados knocked down by squirrels. Opossums prefer their produce at ground level and well rotted — all the easier to sniff out as they forage the night garden.

The animals are effective scavengers, says Jim Dines, collections manager of mammalogy at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. It may not help their image problem, but opossums do eat the really gross stuff too: stinky carrion that other wildlife simply won’t consider. Lest you get too disgusted, just remember that this is the detritus that no gardener wants to handle, even with gloved hands.

IF opossums are so docile, harmless and downright helpful, then why are so many people — even sensitive gardeners who have designed their landscapes to attract wildlife — so intensely repulsed by this animal?

The average person thinks they’re so ugly, they’re scary, says Simon of the Urban Wildlife Program. Most calls coming into the hotline that she runs are fear-based.

“People think the animals must be rabid,” she says.

In truth, Simon and other experts say, the opossum is one of the gentlest animals out there. When it senses danger, it usually just freezes, motionless, and waits for the hazard to pass.

When threatened, the animal can look awfully mean, but it’s all a big show. Opossums don’t run or bite well. They’re not very coordinated and, in Simon’s words, they’re not the most intellectual of creatures.

If the baring-teeth-and-hissing drama doesn’t work, they feign death by entering a temporary coma. This strategy doesn’t fool dogs and other large predators, according to Mary Cummins, a Los Angeles-based licensed wildlife rehabilitator and educator. She takes in 600 injured or orphaned opossums each year.

The rabies fear is unfounded because the disease is rarely found in opossums, says Catherine Conlon, a veterinarian and rabies specialist formerly with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recently named director of the rabies lab at Kansas State University.

This apparent resistance to rabies may be attributed to the opossum’s low body temperature, which prevents buildup of the rabies virus. That same low body temperature may allow opossums to eat horribly decayed food without getting sick.

Rabies may not be an issue, but opossums do harbor parasites, including fleas, and they can host a bacterial disease called leptospirosis that can be transmitted to humans. That’s why it’s not smart to touch a wild opossum or keep one as a pet. Says Dines, “It’s not an animal you’d want to play with.”

THE species that calls Southern California home is actually the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), the only marsupial living in the wilds of North America. As with the kangaroo, koala and other marsupials, the female opossum nurtures her undeveloped pups in a pouch. (“Possums,” for the record, are distant relatives found only in Australia.)

The Virginia opossum is native to the Southeast, where it is still common. It emigrated west, Dines says, most likely with the help of humans, who carried the animals as curiosities or pets. The first opossum was trapped and recorded in Los Angeles County in 1906. Today, they populate wide-ranging habitats from Baja California to British Columbia.

Life in the city is grueling for the opossum. Mortality is high, and few live to their first birthday. Dogs and cars are the biggest threats. Garden pesticides, especially snail baits, also put the opossum at risk.

What to do if you see one in your yard? The opossum’s defenders will suggest that you enjoy it — perhaps smile at its prehensile tail, or note how the rear feet have evolved with nifty opposable thumbs. Admire its adaptability, then let it proceed with the good work it came to do.


How to help the injured

If you find an injured or orphaned opossum, get help immediately. The website of the Opossum Society of the United States ( maintains a list of trained, licensed wildlife rehabilitators. The site also provides interesting background information on the animal.

— Lili Singer

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times,0,4090916.story#ixzz2pl7SREK3

*on a personal note

this is the Opossum that came to live with me:

TalluahJeanPossum-2006 Talluah was a non releasable opossum; her mother was killed and her and her sister will ill. By the time they were rehabilitated they were too tame to be released back to the wild; her sister went to an educationial program called “Inside the Outdoors” and Tallulah came to live with me and my son. she brought so much joy to our lives the 3 short years we had her. An opossum’s life span is only 3 years.

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