Kitten found hanging from tree in Bognor after being thrown from car

One of the kittens was described as 'terrified' after being found hanging from a tree
One of the kittens was described as 'terrified' after being found hanging from a tree

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two kittens were seen being thrown out of a car in Bognor.

A resident reported seeing the two small black cats being picked up from the back seat of a large silver car from his home in Regents Way at around 3.30pm on Thursday, September 17.

Both are said to be recovering well although one may require an operation

Both are said to be recovering well although one may require an operation

He said the pair were chucked onto the grass by the residential road before the car drove away.

The first kitten was found and taken to the nearby Alpha Vets.

Veterinary nurses then returned to look for the second kitten and eventually found him hanging from a branch of a tree, apparently ‘terrified’.

RSPCA inspector Liz Wheeler said: “They are far too young to fend for themselves in any situation, but it is unthinkable what might have happened to them next to a road like this.

“It is simply not acceptable to treat young animals in this way.”

The kittens have been nicknamed Bagheera and Baloo, after the Jungle Book’s black panther in a tree and his friend.

The RSPCA said they are recovering well, although Bagheera has a small fracture to his growth plate which may require an operation.

“Thank goodness for this kind passer-by and the veterinary staff who went out to find Bagheera,” said Liz.

“Who knows what would have happened to these two little kittens had they not acted so fast.

“The kittens scampered away very quickly after being thrown in the grass, in understandable terror.

“One was found by the member of the public, but the other was found hanging from a tree a lot later.

“Baloo and Bagheera are such gorgeous, friendly little things despite their ordeal, and we do not think there will be any problems rehoming them when they are fit and well enough.”

“We urge anyone with information to come forward and let us know, in complete confidence, on 0300 123 8018.

The man seen throwing the kittens from the back seat of the car is described as around 30 to 40 years old. The car he was driving was silver and a partial number plate of PFN was seen.

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