[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Friday, 20 July 2007, 12:31 GMT 13:31 UK
Cat thrown away in 'brutal act'
The cat, nicknamed Chivers
The cat was found to be slightly underweight
The RSPCA has expressed concern after a cat was seen thrown from a moving car in Cornwall.

A witness saw the ginger cat being thrown from the front passenger seat of a black car at the Chiverton Cross roundabout near Blackwater.

The RSPCA found the cat on the roundabout and took him to the RSPCA Venton Animal Centre. The cat was uninjured but left very frightened.

A spokeswoman described it as a "brutal act to a friendly and loving animal".

She said: "It is amazing that he escaped without any physical injury and was able to make it to the island without being run over."

The cat, thought to be about two years old, is slightly underweight. He has been nicknamed Chivers.

The RSPCA is appealing for information in a bid to find the person responsible.




SEE ALSO
Animal cases shock RSPCA officers
10 Nov 06 |  Cornwall

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific