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Kitten dumped at animal charity thought to have been thrown from a car
4:33pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
A KITTEN which was dumped outside an animal sanctuary in paper bags from a McDonald's restaurant is thought to have been thrown out of a passing car.
Staff at Kays Hill Animal Sanctuary, near to West Auckland, County Durham, found the kitten, believed to be about 12-weeks-old, at 11am on Monday. (October 7)
The female grey cat was found stuffed inside two paper McDonald’s bags with a wound to its mouth.
Staff at the animal charity named the cat Maisey. It has undergone treatment on its injury at the Wilsons Veterinary Group, Bishop Auckland.
Leanne Wensley, a Kays Hill volunteer, said: “Maisey was terrified and in pain. We think she has been thrown from a car.
“It looks like she was thrown with some force and then scraped along the floor causing the injury.
“The sanctuary is close to the A68 which is always busy and she could have escaped from the bag and wandered onto the road.
“This was a callous, vicious act and if those responsible had come to us we would have done all we could to find the kitten a home.
“Maisey did not have to be thrown away in the rubbish.”
Staff at the charity have already spoken to someone who is keen to provide a home for Maisey.
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