Kitten thrown out of car window on A46 is rescued by volunteers from the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre
A kitten thrown out of a car window on the A46 is recovering after being rescued by volunteers.
A member of the public witnessed a person throwing a number of objects from a car window on Friday (July 17) only to realise a kitten had also been hurled through the air.
After reporting the incident, the six-week-old kitten, named Bess, was later found by volunteers from the Radcliffe Animal Centre, who feared there may have been more than one tossed out of the car.
However, only Bess was found at the scene.
Lyn Jarrett, who works at the RSPCA centre, said: "Bess arrived with trauma to her eye, nose and mouth and there was a huge concern she may have suffered injury to her brain from the force of the impact.
"Bess was given emergency treatment and taken home under the watchful care and expertise of our vet."
Bess has since made a steady recovery, but Lyn said it would be some time before she is ready to be rehomed.
"Her growth and behaviour will need careful monitoring to ensure she has not suffered long term damage as a result of such a heartless act," said Lyn.
"There is never an excuse to inflict such pain and suffering and anyone needing help should contact the RSPCA or other charities for advice.
"Neutering your pet will help prevent unwanted animals and these types of cruel and painful acts.
"Every year during the summer we brace ourselves for a huge influx of unwanted kittens that could have been prevented through neutering."
Lyn said Bess's story may come as a shock, however it is not unique.
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