Kurt Zouma’s cats were seized by the RSPCA, and he was fined £250,000.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, RSPCA, has taken away Kurt Zouma’s two cats after horrifying evidence of him assaulting them surfaced.

One of his Bengal cats was dropped, kicked, and slapped by the 27-year-old French defender.

West Ham has also fined him £250,000, the equivalent of two weeks’ earnings, and has dropped him from the squad for the following match.

The RSPCA also acknowledged that they were ‘working’ with the problem before The Sun broke the story, and that they are now in charge of the inquiry.

‘The two cats are now in the care of the RSPCA,’ a spokesperson added. The health of these kitties is and has always been our first focus.

‘They’ve been transported to a vet for a check-up and will subsequently be kept in our care while the investigation is ongoing.’

‘We appreciate everyone who voiced concern about these kitties. We were working on this problem before the video became viral, and we’re now in charge of the inquiry.

We’re still looking into it, so we can’t say much more at this moment.’

Hundreds of thousands of people have signed petitions urging for legal action to be taken against

After the claims surfaced, Zouma apologized for his actions, stating that the cat is a “cherished” pet.

The Met said yesterday that the event is not being investigated as a criminal offence, but the RSPCA can pursue charges using their private prosecution powers.

Police in Surrey and Essex are also reviewing the film to see if an offence was committed in their jurisdiction.

 

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