Police in Spain have launched an investigation involving a woman who allegedly killed a cat by drowning it in her washing machine.
The incident came to light after a 23-year-old waitress posted horrifying footage of the act on Instagram, The Sun reported.
At the time of the crime, the woman was living in a town two hours away from Madrid called Villarrubia de los Ojo.
Media reports say she was trying to get rid of a tomcat attempting to get her female cat pregnant.
"This is what happens to tomcats that have it away with my poor little female cat," she said in the capiton along with the footage she called Gatolavadora, which in English means "Cat Washing Machine".
After a gruelling first spin, the cat was still heard meowing. "Those who say cats have nine lives appear to be right. Son of a b**ch," she is quoted as saying by The Sun.
She then proceeds to add more soap to give it a second wash, after which she shows video of the animal in excruciating pain and close to death.
Close to 300,000 people have signed a change.org petition calling for a punishment for the "psychopath that killed a cat".
If convicted, the Spanish political party PACMA will demand an "exemplary" prison sentence for the woman....