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Post  Guest on Tue 19 Oct - 12:26


Woman Pleads Guilty Over Cat Dumped In Bin

12:13pm UK, Tuesday October 19, 2010

Adam Arnold, Sky News Online
A woman who was caught on CCTV dumping a cat in a wheelie bin has been fined £250 after she pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the animal.

The footage shows Mary Bale stroking Lola, a four-year-old tabby, before picking it up by the scruff of its neck and dropping it in the bin.

The 45-year-old then walked off and the animal was trapped for around 15 hours - but suffered no physical injury.

Bale became somewhat of a hate figure after the images emerged in August.

The filmed incident sparked outrage and made headlines around the world, with animal lovers on Facebook even calling for her death.

It also led to an investigation by the RSPCA, which interviewed Bale and sent a file on the case for review by its prosecutions department.

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Mary Bale apologised for her actions in August

She admitted the charge of causing unnecessary suffering when she appeared at Coventry Magistrates Court.

A second charge of failing to provide the cat with a suitable environment, contrary to the 2006 Animal Welfare Act, was dropped.

Bale, who appeared close to tears, was fined £250 and told to pay court costs of £1,171.

She was also banned from keeping or owning animals for the next five years.

The court heard Bale has resigned from her job as a bank worker as a result of the incident.

Cat's Owner: Apology Doesn't Make It Right

Bale said she asks herself why she acted as she did on a daily basis and cannot give an answer.

She added she has also been suffering from depression.

District judge Caroline Goulborn told Bale: "The media interest in this case has resulted in you being vilified in some quarters and I have taken that into account."

Bale had already issued a public apology for her actions, describing them as a split second of misjudgment.

"I cannot explain why I did this," her statement read.

"It is completely out of character and I certainly did not intend to cause any distress to Lola or her owners."

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Post  malena stool on Tue 19 Oct - 14:37

Would this revolting woman have the same feelings of depression, remorse and guilt if there had been no CCTV footage of her committing this act? I think not. Having resigned her job of 27 years as a bank clerk I assume she has moved to other less conspicuous employment or is she living off the state?

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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 19 Oct - 14:42

The Famous Grouse wrote:

Woman Pleads Guilty Over Cat Dumped In Bin

12:13pm UK, Tuesday October 19, 2010

Adam Arnold, Sky News Online
A woman who was caught on CCTV dumping a cat in a wheelie bin has been fined £250 after she pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the animal.

The footage shows Mary Bale stroking Lola, a four-year-old tabby, before picking it up by the scruff of its neck and dropping it in the bin.

The 45-year-old then walked off and the animal was trapped for around 15 hours - but suffered no physical injury.

Bale became somewhat of a hate figure after the images emerged in August.

The filmed incident sparked outrage and made headlines around the world, with animal lovers on Facebook even calling for her death.

It also led to an investigation by the RSPCA, which interviewed Bale and sent a file on the case for review by its prosecutions department.

Mary Bale

Mary Bale apologised for her actions in August

She admitted the charge of causing unnecessary suffering when she appeared at Coventry Magistrates Court.

A second charge of failing to provide the cat with a suitable environment, contrary to the 2006 Animal Welfare Act, was dropped.

Bale, who appeared close to tears, was fined £250 and told to pay court costs of £1,171.

She was also banned from keeping or owning animals for the next five years.

The court heard Bale has resigned from her job as a bank worker as a result of the incident.

Cat's Owner: Apology Doesn't Make It Right

Bale said she asks herself why she acted as she did on a daily basis and cannot give an answer.

She added she has also been suffering from depression.

District judge Caroline Goulborn told Bale: "The media interest in this case has resulted in you being vilified in some quarters and I have taken that into account."

Bale had already issued a public apology for her actions, describing them as a split second of misjudgment.

"I cannot explain why I did this," her statement read.

"It is completely out of character and I certainly did not intend to cause any distress to Lola or her owners."


"It is completely out of character and I certainly did not intend to cause any distress to Lola or her owners."

So, was it also out of character when her first response was that she didn't know what all the fuss was about, "It was only a cat."?

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