The RSPCA has launched an appeal after two kittens were seen being thrown out of a car in Bognor in West Sussex.
A member of the public saw the two little black cats, both males and thought to be aged around 12 weeks, being picked up from the back seat of a large silver car from his home in Regents Way.
They were chucked onto the grass by the residential road before the car drove away.
The first kitten was found and taken to a nearby Vets and veterinary nurses returned to look for the second kitten. They eventually found him hanging from a branch of a tree, terrified.
The kittens have been nicknamed Bagheera and Baloo, after the Jungle Book’s black panther in a tree and his friend. They are recovering well, although Bagheera has a small fracture to his growth plate.
The man throwing the kittens from the back seat of the car is described as around 30 to 40 in age. The car he was driving was silver and a partial number plate of PFN was seen.
Baloo had bruising to his back but is recovering well. Bagheera fractured his growth plate, and an operation may be needed to correct this.