The RSPCA have launched an investigation after a thug hurled a kitten out of a moving car “like a piece of rubbish”.
The 12-week-old cat was seen being thrown out of the vehicle on Audley Road, in Stoke-on-Trent, at around 11.55am on Saturday.
Another driver pulled over and carried the injured kitten off the road before rushing it to a nearby vets.
The cat survived and has been named Daisy by the vets, but the RSPCA and police have appealed for help in tracing those responsible for her injuries.
The RSPCA have released a picture of the dark blue car Daisy was thrown from as they launched an appeal to catch the culprits.
RSPCA Inspector Caren Goodman-James said: “This is such a shocking incident. It is so upsetting to think anyone would consider doing this to an animal.
“The car was on Audley Road just before the junction with Merelake Road and travelling towards Alsager from the A500 junction when Daisy was thrown out of the window.
“The poor kitten was seen hitting the road and rolled over a few times before stopping.
“The witness in the car behind had to swerve to avoid hitting her and initially thought she was a piece of rubbish that had been thrown out of the car.
“It was only when the kitten moved her head up did they realise it was an animal and stopped their car to help.
“We are so grateful to the driver that stopped to help poor Daisy. This poor kitten was just thrown to the kerb like a piece of rubbish.
“I have dealt with incidents of animals being dumped and abandoned before but this is
extreme. It is very lucky that this little kitten survived.
“The vet is hopeful that Daisy will pull through but the next 36 hours are crucial.
“She has a pull injury to her tail which means her tail will need to be amputated and she has a lower jaw fracture and head trauma.
“There may be more damage but until she is fully stable we won’t know the full extent of her injuries.
“We are hopeful there are other people who know what happened or have footage of it which could help us track down the person that did this to poor Daisy.
“I would urge anyone who may know where this kitten has come from to call our inspector appeal line as soon as possible on 0300 123 8018.”