Lola is fine after her 15 hours of shame, but even though her ordeal has ended this story continues spreading faster on the Internet than you can say meow. The woman caught on video in Coventry, England stroking the cat, looking around surreptitiously and then grabbing the cat and dunking her in the trash bin has been identified.
British police are warning animal activists against taking any action against Mary Bale, the woman seen in the video placing the cat in the bin. The video footage of her dumping Lola was first posted on Facebook by the cat's owners, Stephanie and Darryl Andrews-Mann. Their security camera caught the whole thing. The owners created a group on Facebook (that has more than 23,000 members so far) asking for help to identify the villain. The animal welfare officials with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are interviewing Bale.
Bale's mother claims her daughter loves cats and doesn't know what came over her in this story by The Sun. The headline says "Cruel cat woman named and shamed.''
Darryl found the cat in the garbage can 15 hours later, and then presumably reviewed the video to see who subjected Lola to such disgraceful conditions. He told The Sun he expected to see some rowdy teens or drunks committing the crime. Along comes Mary Bale, a banker.