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Last Updated: Wednesday August 25 2010 18:15 GMT

Woman who put a cat in a bin says she's sorry

Woman puts cat into a bin

The woman who put a cat in a wheelie bin has said she's really sorry about what she did.

She was caught on camera picking up the cat called Lola, and putting her into the bin, where she was trapped for 15 hours.

She said she doesn't know why she did it, but she "did not intend to cause any distress to Lola or her owners."

The four-year-old tabby was only rescued when her owner heard her meowing from inside the bin.

Internet outrage

Animal lovers all around the world watched the clip of what happened online and got really angry about it.

Woman puts cat into a bin

The woman told The Sun newspaper: "I don't know what came over me, but I suddenly thought it would be funny to put it in the wheelie bin which was right beside me... I never thought it would be trapped. I expected it to wriggle free."

She hasn't been arrested because putting a cat in a bin isn't a crime.

Instead, animal charity the RSPCA is investigating the event.