A kitten is recovering at an animal rescue centre after he was believed to have been thrown from a vehicle on the M54.
Rescue centres in the central region are calling on cat owners to be responsible and get their animals neutered.
The advice comes as many shelters close their doors to the rising number of unwanted kittens.
RSPCA centres across the East Midlands are facing a cat crisis according to the charity.
RSPCA staff in Birmingham have freed a kitten who's head was stuck in a car wheel.