Kitten dies after binmen find her dumped in a Primark bag with horrific injuries
10.08.2023 - 10:23
A seriously injured eight week-old kitten was found dumped in a Primark bag by binmen on their rounds, the RSPCA has revealed.
Sadly, the charity said she could not be saved. An investigation is now underway, with the RPSCA saying the injuries the kitten suffered are likely to have been 'intentional'.
She was found with head injuries, a broken jaw and a cord tied around her leg beside a communal bin in Moss Side earlier this month.
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The RPSCA is now appealing for anyone with information about the black and white female kitten to come forward.
A spokesman said in a statement: "The black and white female kitten - who was inside a Primark shopping bag - was taken to a PDSA hospital where sadly she passed away. Staff at the vets - concerned about how she got her injuries - contacted the RSPCA.
"The kitten was found by the bins on Tuesday 1 August in Alison Street, Moss Side."
RSPCA animal rescue officer Lee Ferrans said: "This is such an upsetting incident and we hope that the public will be able to help us find out what happened to this poor kitten. Clearly this kitten was dumped as she was in a Primark bag and had horrific injuries which we are concerned may have been intentional.
"The kitten, who was so young at just eight weeks old, was sadly so poorly that she did not survive.
"The staff at the PDSA hospital gave her pain relief and made her comfortable but it is heartbreaking that she suffered so much in such a short life."
A poster has been put up by the RSPCA in the location where she was found in the hope local people will be able to help.
Latest figures show there were 912 reports of cruelty to cats in Greater