This is according to Annalise Jungmann, senior welfare officer and one of the directors of The Animal Guardians (Tag), Benoni City Times reports.
She said the organisation conducted its weekly outreach in Etwatwa on Tuesday (February 7) when they saw a box move in the veld near them.
“We ran to check, and when we looked, a kitten’s face popped out,” said Jungmann.
The inspector said she and her colleagues did not expect to find that the feline had the lower half of its hind legs cut off when they returned to the Tag premises.
“All four of us burst into tears; we were overwhelmed,” Jungmann added.
A veterinarian said the cat’s legs were cut off with a sharp object, which was probably done a couple of weeks ago.
The inspector said the kitten’s wounded legs were not infected and that she had no ticks.
“This was a loved kitty,” said Jungmann, adding she thought the person who was caring for the 12 to 13-week-old cat was not the one who cut off the legs.
Jungmann said the cat was not in any pain and would be able to lead a normal life.
The feline will soon be adopted by a Northmead resident.
– Caxton News Service