The RSPCA is appealing for information after a tabby kitten was ‘thrown over Ruskin Park railings in her cat carrier’ and abandoned.
The distressed cat was found soaking wet from the rain and shivering by a passerby who immediately phoned the rescue charity.
Inspector Harriet Daliday, who picked her up and took her to safety, said “This poor female tabby and white cat was found soaking wet with a broken plastic cat carrier.
“We believe she had been inside the carrier when she was thrown over some railings and dumped.
“This was a callous and cruel thing to do which meant this poor cat could have been seriously hurt and was left shivering, weak and alone.
“We know that people’s circumstances can change which may mean they can no longer care for their pet but there is never an excuse to abandon an animal like this.
“We would always urge anyone who is struggling to please reach out for help from friends or family, or charities like ourselves.”
Now named Britney, she has been taken in by the RSPCA Harmsworth Animal Hospital and, despite being very underweight, is said to be recovering well.
Calls to the charity usually peak in summer months to just under 50 a day.
Anyone with information about Britney should call 0300 123 8018.