RSPCA workers in Brisbane found a kitten wrapped in duct tape with a used fire cracker banded to his body and burning wounds to his neck and mouth.
The charity for animal rights said it was a “disturbing level of cruelty” that left staff at a word loss. The ginger kitten was discovered abandoned in a bin outside a home in Brisbane’s south Park Hill, on July 27.
RSPCA Queensland said the kitten had wrapped duct tape around its arms, legs and torso.
After the tape was cut, veterinarians discovered the remains of fire crackers and the kitten’s body was charred with burns.
“Quite frankly I’m at a loss for words,” RSPCA Queensland Chief Inspector Daniel Young said.
“How anyone could treat an animal like this and then discard it like rubbish is appalling.
“This level of offending shows a complete lack of empathy and a very disturbing level of cruelty.”