A veterinary practice in Mapperley has come to the aid of a kitten found dumped in the street after being sexually abused.
The animal was found covered in mud and faeces at about 2pm last Sunday (November 24) by a member of the public in Wimbourne Road, in Nottingham.
Injuries to the kitten’s rectum suggested he had been sexually abused.
The RSPCA have now launched an appeal to find who is responsible for carrying out the sickening attack.
The kitten received treatment at Arnold and Carlton Vets where vet Ben Berlyne found severe damage to the rectum.
Mr Berlyne, the vet who treated Benny, said: “The damage to the rectum suggests the kitten has been sexually abused. I am now treating him with pain-killers and am trying to assess the extent of the injuries.
“He is such a lovely and friendly kitten in spite of the horrific ordeal he has been through. It is sickening to think what he has endured.
“On Tuesday he had some food which is good. He is also having antibiotics and anti-inflammatories and some gel has been applied to his rectum to help reduce the swelling and tearing in that area – but he still has a long way to go.”
Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Hayley Day was the officer sent to the scene to collect the kitten for emergency veterinary treatment. She is now appealing to the public for help in tracing those responsible.
She said: “When I collected the kitten I could see he was trying to defecate but was really struggling and he was so swollen around the rectum that I couldn’t tell what sex he was. He was also covered in faeces and very skinny.
“The vet said the injuries to his rectum suggested the kitten had been sexually abused and it is so upsetting to think of the pain and suffering he has been through as he is such a lovely and friendly chap and I have named him Benny. He just wants to cuddle.
“Benny was not microchipped and so I am appealing for help in tracing his owner who I may live near the area where he was found.
“I am also appealing for anyone who may have information as to who is responsible to contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.”