Tiny kitten found dumped in wheelie bin had FIRECRACKER taped to her body

Who could do such a thing?

RSPCA staff in Queensland were left shocked when they discovered a tiny kitten with firecrackers attached to her body.  

On 27 July, officers were called out to a wheelie bin in Park Ridge where they found the abandoned ginger kitten, who had duct tape wrapped around her neck, body and torso. 

Rushed to the RSCPA in Wacol, a vet examined the cat and discovered burn marks on her body, as well as the remnants of firecrackers.  

It’s believed the adorable kitty, who has been named Charlie, was tortured with fireworks that had been stuffed inside the tape bindings around her body. 

In a statement, the RSPCA said, ‘When the tape was removed, veterinarian staff discovered remnants of firecracker and burn injuries on the kitten’s neck and mouth.’ 

Charlie the kitten
Charlie was found dumped in a bin (Credit: RSPCA)

Days later, police issued a warrant to search a man’s home in Crestmead. 

‘A large number of fireworks and crackers were located, along with drugs and an antique firearm,’ the RSCPA said. 

They also discovered duct tape with cat fur matching Charlie’s and a mobile which featured a disturbing video of a person lighting firecrackers to a cat, who is believed to be Charlie. 

No other animals were found at the residence. 

RSPA Queensland Chief Inspector Daniel Young, said, ‘The investigation is ongoing. 

‘Quite frankly, I’m at a loss for words. How anyone could treat an animal like this and then disregard it like rubbish is appalling. 

‘This level of offending shows a complete lack of empathy and a very disturbing level of cruelty.’ 

The RSPCA is urging any who may have received a video depicting the kitten or who has any further information regarding the incident to contact the RSPCA on 1300 ANIMAL.

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