A cat was allegedly\u00a0killed with a rolling pin on the premises of\u00a0Royal Oak hotel in Betws-y-Coed, North Wales.\r\n\r\nOfficers from the RSPCA are currently investigating the incident, and spoke to staff members on Saturday, 10 December.\r\n\r\nTwo hotel workers have been fired from the hotel following the killing.\r\n\r\nThe investigation follows online rumours last week that the feral cat had been beaten to death with a rolling pin. Glen Evans, owner of the three-star property, strongly denied this claim to local newspaper the Daily Post, but refused to say how the cat was killed. \r\n\r\nA statement on the hotel\u2019s Facebook page, which has since been removed, claimed the cat was \u201chumanely euthanised as lawfully provided for when dealing with any animal legally classified as vermin\u201d.\r\n\r\nEvans has since apologised and said he should have acted sooner. \u201cWe are sorry for what has happened and embarrassed that we didn\u2019t deal with the situation as quickly as we should have,\u201d he said. \r\n\r\n\u201cWe didn\u2019t in any way condone what had occurred but were waiting for the RSPCA to get back to us and, in hindsight, we should have dealt with the two individuals concerned in the incident who have now been dismissed.\u201d\r\n\r\nStaff who had \u201cno knowledge or involvement in what happened\u201d, and their families, have received threats in the wake of the incident, he added. \r\n\r\nAn online petition calling for those responsible to be prosecuted has been launched, and had attracted more than 72,400 supporters at the time of publication. \r\n\r\nA statement from the RSPCA said: \u201cWe can confirm that we are investigating reports about the death of a cat in the Betws-Y-Coed area. This is an ongoing investigation, and we cannot comment further at this time.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe RSPCA urged any member of the public with information to contact the organisation\u2019s 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.