CCTV footage has captured the moment a teenage boy grabbed a cat and threw it over an 8ft fence to two waiting dogs.
RSPCA inspectors are appealing for help in identifying the two boys seen in the video, which was taken in a pathway in Bradford.
One of the boys can be seen picking the female black and white cat up by the scruff of the neck before hurling it over the garden fence.
RSPCA believe the intention was for the cat to be attacked by the Rottweiler and Alaskan Shepherd, who were on the other side of the fence.
The animal charity said the cat was not hurt during the incident, but was left "severely shaken" after the ordeal. It turns out the cat was thrown into its own garden, so the two dogs did not attack it as they did not consider it an intruder.
Investigating RSPCA inspector Rachel Oprysk said: "The owner heard a commotion in her backyard and when she went out she saw her cat land on the paved area and run off in sheer terror.
"Luckily the whole incident was all caught on CCTV. At first the boys appeared to be stroking the cat just outside the property, but then they picked her up by the scruff of the neck and threw her high over the wooden fence and iron gate.
"We believe these boys threw the cat over the garden boundary with the intention of her being attacked by the Rottweiler and Alaskan Shepherd on the other side.
"The black and white female cat was shaken and scared but, thankfully, otherwise unhurt."
Both boys are described as white with dark hair. One was dressed in a light blue hooded zip-up top with white sleeves while the other was dressed in dark trousers and a black jacket.
"We are keen to track down the boys caught on the CCTV footage as we believe they intended to cause harm to the cat and it is only by sheer luck this was not a more upsetting and horrific incident," Oprysk added.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact the RSPCA Inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.