A twisted pet owner who stabbed her therapy cat 20 times and callously threw her body out a window has been jailed.
Celina Paige Shead told a psychologist she carried out the cruel act because 11-year-old Ginger was cute and she wanted to 'squish the life' out of her.
A court heard on Wednesday that the 20-year-old from Sydney, Australia, smirked when she was questioned by police after the stabbing on October 23 last year, Mail Online reports.
Adrian Walsh, police prosecutor, told the court Shead had failed to show remorse and told a psychologist: "You know when something is so cute you want to squish the life out of it."
He added: "This isn't an incident of cruelty by way of neglect.
"This was a small vulnerable animal subjected to deliberate cruelty. It was an abhorrent act of cruelty."
Police were called after neighbours heard Shead yelling at Ginger the night before her lifeless body was found in the apartment block's courtyard.
Shead also put two boxes of kitty litter with the body.
When she was first interviewed by detectives Shead initially denied owning a cat or knowing anything about the dead animal found in the garden.
But officers found a knife with white hair stuck to it in the flat, spots of blood on a rug and adoption papers showing Ginger was the family's pet.
Her dad told police that Shead, who has a borderline personality disorder, had failed to bond with Ginger after adopting her as a therapy cat from the RSPCA the previous week.
A second cat owned by the family was rescued by the animal charity.
Shead went on to admit stabbing Ginger 20 times in the morning before tossing her from the second-floor bedroom window of the flat she shared with her family.
She pleaded guilty to two charges including torturing, beating and causing the death of an animal and was jailed for two years, with a non-parole period of 15 months by magistrate Mark Richardson who called her act "savage".
Shead was also sentenced to three months in prison for stealing a dog from outside a shopping centre last September.
The white pomeranian called Bella was dyed orange when police finally recovered her.
Shead is also banned for life from owning an animal.
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