WARNING: Distressing content

A man is accused of beating and torturing his neighbor’s cat while livestreaming it on Facebook.

Tyrike Richardson, of Staten Island, allegedly used a knife and stick to inflict wounds on Chester.

David Cameron pictured ‘surfing in water filled with human waste’

The disturbing footage shows the cat being attacked multiple times before a chair is thrown over its body, reports NBC New York.

The cat was thrown into a trash can and left outside to die, say prosecutors.

Miraculously, Chester survived. But he suffered blunt force trauma, a punctured lung, rib fractures, bumps on the ear, a bloody nose, broken teeth, tongue abrasion, organ injuries, head trauma and muscle injury.

Man filmed himself torturing his neighbor's cat on Facebook Live
The video shows the cat getting hit with a stick (Picture: Facebook)
Man filmed himself torturing his neighbor's cat on Facebook Live
At one point, he uses a knife to stab Chester (Picture: Facebook)

He is currently being cared for by the ASPCA.

The incident took place on June 29.

Richardson is being held in jail after an appearance at Richmond County State Supreme Court.