West Ham donate to animal charities after Zouma cat abuse
Kurt Zouma was charged by the RSPCA after social media footage emerged final month displaying the centre-back kicking and slapping the cat.
FILE: West Ham and France defender Kurt Zouma. Image: @WestHam/Twitter.
LONDON – West Ham have donated to 9 animal welfare charities after their French defender Kurt Zouma was caught kicking his pet cat.
Zouma was charged by the RSPCA after social media footage emerged final month displaying the centre-back kicking and slapping the cat.
A shoe was additionally thrown on the animal, whereas laughter was heard within the background.
The 27-year-old’s two cats have been confiscated by the RSPCA and West Ham fined him the utmost two weeks’ wages, believed to be round £250,000 ($329,000).
Zouma misplaced a sponsorship cope with his private equipment provider Adidas following the incident.
The Premier League membership on Friday revealed that “important funds” have been made to 9 animal charities at residence and overseas.
“West Ham United is happy to verify that monetary donations have been made to quite a lot of animal welfare charities following the membership effective handed to Kurt Zouma,” a press release stated.
“A complete of 9 organisations, supporting the care and wellbeing of animals each in the UK and internationally, have been recognized to obtain important funds which can go in the direction of supporting the incredible work they do.”
The charities embody Cats Safety, the Folks’s Dispensary for Sick Animals and Worldwide Fund Animal Welfare, which is presently offering assist to animal shelters working in war-torn Ukraine.
“West Ham United want to thank everybody who contacted the membership to suggest animal welfare charities and good causes, together with our supporters who’ve been concerned within the means of figuring out those that have obtained monetary assist, guaranteeing that a large constructive has come from one thing damaging,” the membership stated.