AN RSPCA inspector is appealing for information after a blind young cat, which could have been either kicked or beaten was then dumped in a recycling clothes bin in March.
The cat, which was less than a year old, was found dumped in a clothing bank at the Tesco store in Hostmoor Avenue, March, on May 8.
The black and white cat had a host of horrific injuries including a broken jaw, she was in poor body condition, was blind in both eyes and had severe neurological damage.
She was found by a member of a public when the bin was being emptied; and there is no way the cat would have been able to get in there herself.
The cat was taken to a vet for treatment and later transferred to the care of an RSPCA vet.
But it was clear the cat had too many injuries and had to be put to sleep.
RSPCA inspector Jon Knight said: “This was a particularly nasty and malicious incident and I clearly want to find the person responsible for this.
“This cat had a host of life-threatening injuries, although they could be consistent with a road traffic accident, my gut feeling is she was actually kicked or beaten.
“If she had been hit by a car it is unlikely someone would just dump her in the bin, so we have to consider the fact that she was beaten and kicked and then her tormenter dumped her in the clothes bin, while she was still fighting for her life.
“We believe the minimum time she would have been in the bin was at least 24 hours, but given her poor body condition, the chances are it was probably longer.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the RSPCA in confidence on 0300-1234999.