Kitten with burn injuries gets care as officials investigate

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A kitten with burn injuries on her back is in stable condition and receiving care after being dropped off at a shelter by a couple who left her nested on a pillow in a milk crate.

RSPCA ACT Inspectors in Canberra, Australia are asking the public for help with what they are calling horrific case involving the severely burned kitten.

At approximately 6:04pm on Thursday night a man and woman left the severely burned kitten outside a door at the RSPCA ACT shelter. The kitten was left in a red milk crate which had a pillow in it. A towel was on the top of the crate. CCTV footage shows a female and male carrying the crate and then driving away in a light colored sedan that appears to be white.

The white kitten is approximately 6-9 months old, is not desexed and was wearing a blue flea collar.

RSPCA ACT Senior Inspector Catherine Croatto is asking the public to help provide information on the case: “The kitten has burns covering 20-30% of its body. We hope that someone from the public will be able and willing to provide us with information that will lead us to the owner. All information will be treated in a confidential manner.”

Chief Executive Tammy Ven Dange echoed the plea, saying: “Unfortunately, we couldn’t bring this story to the public any faster as the kitten escaped the milk crate when she first arrived. Fortunately we were able to eventually catch her, and she is currently in stable condition under the care of our vet staff.”

RSPCA ACT is asking members of the public to come forward with any information relating to the incident. They said at Facebook: “At this stage RSPCA ACT Inspectors are only seeking further information. We are not assuming the people in the CCTV footage are the owners. However, we would like to speak to them in the hope of gaining more information.”

The organization does not wish to discourage people from bringing animals to get help, yet needs to follow relevant leads in pursuit of cruelty investigations.





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