In a horrific incident, an intoxicated cat owner stabbed her pet up to 10 times then put her in a freezer with ready meals.

The 48-year-old woman, Suzanne Bennett, knifed moggy Poppy after drinking three bottles of white wine. She then put the pet inside the kitchen appliance alongside her frozen ready meals. Later she called police and confessed to the crime, reported The Sun.

When police reached Bennett's home in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, on Jan. 19, they heard the cat meowing from inside the freezer. Stab wounds were visible on her leg and neck. She was taken to a vet. She has recovered and is now in the care of the RSPCA.

At Wigan magistrates, Bennett, who is said to be having mental health issues, admitted causing unnecessary suffering. She has to complete a 18-month community order.

Bennett told the hearing, "I had three cats for ten years, which were ten, nine and eight. I had them since they were eight weeks old. I treated them like they were my children. I looked after them before I looked after myself. I do not know how many times I stabbed them, by the way.”

She also needs to complete a nine-month alcohol treatment, and was fined £100 ($138.84). She has to pay £300 ($416.53) in vets’ bills and £95 (131.91) in costs. In addition, she was disqualified from keeping pets for five years.

In another violence case against cats, a former soldier recently revealed how he and his girlfriend turned pet detectives to catch a serial cat killer, reported Daily Star. Stewart Montgomery went through CCTV footage showing the moment Steve Bouquet attacked his cat yards from their front door. Bouquet, who is from the London Road area, slaughtered at least nine cats in Brighton, East Sussex. He was on a cat killing spree for about eight months.

Sally Lakin of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said, "Following a spate of attacks on cats in the Brighton area, the CPS has authorised Sussex Police to charge Steven Bouquet with 16 charges of criminal damage, relating to attacks on 16 cats, nine of which were killed and seven were seriously injured." She added that he was charged with criminal damage because, under current legislation, cats and other animals are deemed as property.

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A Colombian elderly woman's decomposing body was found partially devoured from the waist up by her pet cats Monday last week after she reportedly died some three months ago in Madrid. This is a representational image. PIXABAY