20 Mar, 2024 @ 12:41
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Outrage after ‘badly abused’ cat is pictured dumped next to a bin on Spain’s Costa del Sol before dying

A CAT has died after being ‘badly abused’ and dumped next to a bin on the Costa del Sol, leaving residents outraged. 

The cat was reportedly dumped this morning. Photo: Fuengirolasequeja/Instagram

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The animal was clearly in pain, grimacing and with what appear to be burns or grazes on half of its body. 

It was pictured by local complaints account, Fuengirolasequeja, on Instagram in a cardboard box. 

The kitten was found next to some rubbish bins on Fuengirola’s Calle San Bartolome. 

The caption read: “Someone has dumped this badly hurt kitten, it seems like it’s been hit and they’ve thrown it here, if someone could help them I would be very grateful.”

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Just an hour after it was posted at around 11am this morning, March 20, it was announced the cat had died. 

According to some commenters, the cat was already dead when the body was dumped by the bins. 

It had reportedly been run over by a car, leaving a bloody scene in the street. 

The news prompted outrage from commenters, saying: “Why didn’t you take it to a vet?? If it was alive that would’ve been the right thing to do, not just take a picture!”

Another said: “It’s sick to just take a picture of it, I get sick from the way people treat animals sometimes.”

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Yzabelle Bostyn

After spending much of her childhood in Andalucia and adulthood between Barcelona and Latin America, Yzabelle has settled in the Costa del Sol to put her NCTJ & Journalism Masters to good use. She is particularly interested in travel, vegan food and has been leading the Olive Press Nolotil campaign. Have a story? email [email protected]

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