The accused P.W., was charged with the offences of Cruelty to Animals and killing an animal other than cattle. The allegations against P.W., were that he repeatedly kicked his neighbour’s cat with such force that he caused the cat’s eyeball to become dislodged from the cat’s eye socket. It was alleged that P.W., was witnessed to continue to kick the cat until it lay lifeless and died. Mr. Pyzer represented P.W., and was successful in having the charge against him withdrawn the morning of trial. As such, P.W., does not have a criminal record as a result of this incident.