On 27 July at approximately 9:30pm, RSPCA Queensland received a call advising that a kitten had been found discarded in a wheelie bin outside a residential property in Park Ridge.
The kitten was found with duct tape wrapped around its neck, legs and torso and was taken to the RSPCA Wacol campus Veterinary Hospital. When the tape was removed, veterinarian staff discovered remnants of fire crackers and burn injuries to the kitten’s neck and mouth.
On 29 July, RSPCA Inspectors accompanied by Queensland police officers, executed a warrant at a Crestmead address.
The RSPCA seized a number of items including a piece of used duct tape with cat fur matching the description of the kitten located in the bin. A mobile device was also seized which contained a video of a person lighting firecrackers which were taped to the kitten.
No animals were located at the property.
“The investigation is ongoing,” said RSPCA Queensland Chief Inspector Daniel Young. “Quite frankly I’m at a loss for words. How anyone could treat an animal like this and then discard her like rubbish is appalling. This level of offending shows a complete lack of empathy and a very disturbing level of cruelty.”
Thankfully, Charlie is now on the mend from her terrible ordeal, and is getting much care and attention.
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