A CAT is believed to have been tortured at Lewiston, near Gawler, in what the RSPCA has described as a “horrendous, cowardly and callous attack”.

The female tortoiseshell was found critically injured on Bethesda Rd last Thursday.

RSPCA chief inspector Simon Richards the cat was euthanased because of the extent of its injuries and the extreme suffering caused.

Adelaidenow has chosen not to release information about the injuries.

“This is a horrendous, cowardly and callous attack on a defenceless animal,” Mr Richards said.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the RSPCA on 1300 477 722.

The maximum penalty for aggravated acts of animal cruelty is four years imprisonment or a $50,000 fine.

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