According to the Herald Sun, a young couple Nick Jeffs and Emma Edwards in Melbourne's Lilydale district have a tabby cat named Leo.

On August 8, the 30-year-old Leo sneaked out of his home on Nelson Road. About an hour later, the owner heard it screaming outside the door and put it into the house.

The host, Jeffs, said that Leo was soaked all over, and only when he smelled the strong smell of gasoline knew that the cat was full of gasoline and there were burn marks on the tail.

The couple immediately called the police, Edwards contacted RSPCA, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and they took the cat to the vet. RSPCA told them that the police had received similar reports before.

Edwards posted on Facebook that Leo is still afraid of shaking, hiding in the owner’s bed and refusing to leave. The condition is very bad. His eyes and skin continue to hurt. The couple have to put eye drops and ointments on him every few hours. . The two warned pet owners to be vigilant.

The police and RSPCA are currently investigating the matter.

Editor in charge: Li Xinran

Owners of cat abuse incident in Melbourne warned the public to stay vigilant

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