Moment ‘defenceless’ kitten hurled out of car window by heartless driver
This is the moment a “defenceless” ten-week-old kitten was hurled out of a car window by a heartless driver.
A sickening clip shows the poor moggy taking a few steps on a stretch of tarmac before collapsing in the middle of the road and dying.
The cat was thrown in the street from a car that looks like a dark blue Seat Leon Cupra.
The car then drove away before another vehicle passed by the dying animal – however, from the video it’s not clear if they are two different cars or the same one.
Following the incident, the RSPCA is trying to find those responsible for the “horrendous attack” and hopes the CCTV will prompt more people to come forward with information.
Inspector Rebecca Goulding, from the charity, said: “This video is so sickening – the poor defenceless kitten is thrown from the car and takes a few steps before dying in the road probably from shock.
“It was a horrendous attack, and I am keen to find the person who did this.
“The car seems quite distinctive – we think it is possibly a Seat Leon Cupra – so I am hoping someone may provide me with information about this.”
The RSPCA said the incident took place at about 4.30 pm on August 23 in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
The charity said they collected the incriminating evidence after a resident on Summerfield Road came across the dead pet and reviewed nearby CCTV footage.
Inspector Goulding said a vet who later assessed the black and white kitten found it had broken one of its legs and had a hernia between two others.
And she believes these injuries could have taken place before the cat was “callously” chucked out of the car.
She said: “An initial vet examination revealed the pet also had a broken front leg and a hernia between the back legs consistent with a blow between the legs.
“I believe these may have been sustained before the kitten was callously thrown from the car.”
Latest figures from the charity show that seven cats a day suffer at the hands of humans and this increases during the busy summer months.
Inspector Goulding added: “This comes at a time when the RSPCA is busy asking for public support by donating to its Cancel Out Cruelty campaign so we can continue to help animals and investigate those responsible for such awful attacks.”
Last month, police launched an investigation after a hedgehog was found taped to a lamppost and died.
A mum-of-two came across the poor creature in Drayton, Oxfordshire.
She took to social media to share her concerns about the cruel act, saying: “Whoever has done this to a hedgehog along the Abingdon Road should be utterly ashamed.
“I think it’s important that this behaviour is called out and made public, but I appreciate it’s a horrible photo.
“It was particularly horrible in person too, especially for my nine-year-old who was at eye level with it.”