PANICKING pet owners are reportedly throwing cats and dogs out of towerblocks following bogus claims deadly coronavirus can be passed on by animals.
Chilling pictures coming out of crisis-hit China are said to show the bloodied corpses of animals lying in the road after being hurled to their death.
One dog was found dead after allegedly being thrown from one block of flats in Tianjin City in Hebei Province – home to the outbreak epicentre Wuhan.
Five cats were also thrown to death in Shanghai, with locals apparently saying they were pets as they had smooth and clean fur, say unconfirmed reports.
Local media stated the pooch was thrown from the upper floors of a tower block at 4am and smashed into the sunroof of a car before ending up on the ground.
Reports state the noise of the dog hitting the car woke sleeping locals as it sounded like a tyre explosion.
Sickened families then found the poor pet lying dead on the ground with its blood staining surrounding bricks.