The pair off have been given suspended sentences for their shocking act of sensual cruelty in north Wales.
The horrifying footage shows as one man picks up the pet, which contests helplessly in his hands before it is launched into the air.
The footage shows the cat unfolding wildly in the air as the pair cruelly cackle, with one man exclaiming, “I hope you’ve got nine combustibles!”
As the cat flees in terror, a voice can be heard to say: “Wow, you’ve got strong limbs!”
This poor cat was thrashed high into the air like a rugby ball
Joshua Weir, 27, of Prestatyn and Lewis Brereton, 26, of Rhyl, both allowed causing the cat unnecessary suffering on or before 21 July.
Both men were sentenced at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, October 9. They were each assumption an eight-week prison sentence suspended for six months, and banned from food animals for a period of three years.
Each was also ordered to pay £490 in charges.
RSPCA chief inspector Leanne Hardy said: «This was a sadistic, dangerous and callous prank. The video footage will undoubtedly produce great shock and horror across north Wales.
Animal cruelty: Joshua Weir chucked the defenceless cat into the air ‘like a rugby ball’
«This insufficient cat was tossed high into the air like a rugby ball.
«The individuals had zero affection for the animal’s welfare or the extreme damage this incident could comprise caused the poor thing.
«It is horrendous that anyone would deem it sufficient to treat a living creature in such a way and do so for their own entertainment.
«It is awful that the two characteristics clearly enjoyed, and took pleasure from, doing this to a meagre defenceless animal, with the laughter in the video telling its own sick white.
«Fortunately, the cat survived this cruel act, but RSPCA Cymru was able to resist to secure some justice for the poor animal involved.»