A WOMAN who repeatedly stabbed her pet cat and put it in a freezer has been ordered to have treatment for alcohol addiction.

In a prosecution brought by the RSPCA, at Wigan Magistrates' Court, 48-year-old Suzanne Bennett pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

The court heard that Bennett, of Cross Lane, Radcliffe, committed the offence at her home on January 19.

Before shutting the cat, named Poppy in the freezer, Bennett stabbed her several times.

Miraculously, the animal survived the injuries and is being rehomed by the animal charity.

Bennett, who was said to have mental health problems, was banned from keeping animals for three years and fined £100.

As part of a community order she was ordered to have treatment for alcohol addiction and must participate in 25 days of rehabilitation activities as well as pay £395 in prosecution costs and charges.