Delivery driver fired after shocking footage emerged of him attacking an “innocent” cat with stones
A stunned pet owner watched in horror after his doorbell camera caught a delivery boy attacking his “innocent cat” and hitting him with stones.
Owner Lisa Ferraby, 37, was alerted by her husband that their doorbell camera had captured a visitor to their home while they were both out at work.
To his horror he logged into the doorbell app on his phone and saw a burly Evri courier attack his beloved cat Tumble as he sat on a wall near their porch.
The disturbing clip shows how the courier first attempted to hit the cat with a large letter he was delivering as he yelled at the terrified animal.
< p>But seconds later, he then gave the cat another blow before picking up a large stone from the front yard and throwing it at the cat fleeing the scene.
Lisa, of Milton Keynes, Bucks, said she didn’t know “whether to throw up or cry” after watching the shocking footage while she was at work.
Animal lover Lisa said, “I was at work and I don’t really look at the doorbell because I often go to meetings for work.
“My husband called me, and I know that if I get a call outside of my lunch break, then I know something is wrong.
“He told me to go look at the doorbell, I asked him why and he told me that Tumble had been run over by Evri’s driver.
“I looked at him, and he didn’t know whether to throw up or cry.
“I was absolutely furious, I just wanted to quit my job, but I couldn’t leave.
“It’s distressing to see this sort of thing on your pet, and it’s completely unmotivated.”
Fortunately, Tumble showed no signs of injury, but was “shaken and huddled in a corner” when Lisa and husband Andrew returned home from work.
Lisa said, “We didn’t take him to the vets, we checked him and he rolls onto his back and lets you look at his belly and fur.
“Physically he looked fine, but he was shaken and huddled in a corner when we got back.
“He didn’t eat that night that’s not like him, he seemed a little out of place, which is really understandable.”
After speaking to the delivery company bosses, Lisa praised them for acting so fast and firing the driver the next day.
Lisa, a married mother of two, added: “I posted what happened on social media, and someone I know was the sister-in-law of that warehouse, so I was put in touch with her that same evening.
“I sent her the video on WhatsApp and she was mortified.
“He said he would have a meeting with headquarters the next day and said he would raise the matter.
“It was on my LinkedIn and my husband shared it, and someone he knows and who works in logistics tagged Evri’s boss, so he contacted me and I had to email him the video as well.
“I also tagged Evri on my Instagram, so someone from Evri on Instagram contacted me too.
“The lady who is in charge of our local depot said she would call me the next day and to be honest I didn’t think I would hear from them because they don’t have the best reputation.
“But the next day I got a call from a lady at headquarters saying they had fired him.
“Then the other lady followed me so I can’t fault Evri in the way they dealt with her.”
Lisa added: “I don’t want people to bang Evri.
“In terms of delivery they are pants, but in terms of how they dealt with our situation, they dealt with it quickly and they were really good about it.”
Hermes changed its name to Evri earlier this year, after the company came last in a ranking of the delivery company produced by Citizens Advice.
A spokesperson for Evri said: “We apologized to Ms Ferraby and offered a gesture of goodwill.
“This was highly unacceptable behavior and we can confirm that the courier will no longer deliver on Evri’s behalf.”