A ‘sexually abused’ kitten covered in burns has been rescued after being dumped in an alley.
The nine-month-old tortoiseshell cat, who vets have named Minnie because of how tiny she is, was found with a makeshift splint on her front right leg and is now unable to stand.
She was rescued by the RSPCA after being discovered in Woking, Surrey, on Sunday.
An RSPCA official said it was the worst abuse they had ever come across on a cat in their career.
Now an investigation is underway to track down who is behind it.
Liz Wood, deputy manager at RSPCA’s Millbrook Animal Centre, in Woking, said: ‘It appears she may have been severely abused and she has a number of wounds full of maggots.
‘The vets believe these may have originally been burns as she had candle wax all over her tail.
‘She also shows signs of having been sexually abused – it is absolutely awful.
‘Minnie also had a makeshift splint on one of her front legs and is currently not able to stand on her back legs so we think she has some soft tissue and nerve damage as her x-rays are clear of any fractures.
‘She isn’t out of the clear yet but we are hoping she will make a recovery as she is very bright and a little fighter.Advertisement ADVERTISEMENT
‘We have never seen a cat so abused before and it is heartbreaking that this has happened to her.’
Anyone who has any information should contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.