A KITTEN is dead and another missing after reports the pair were thrown from a car into a busy rural road.

Katie Suffling, in a post on Facebook, said at around 7pm on Wednesday her mum was driving home from work when a man in front of her saw two kittens being thrown out of the window of a red car.

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She said her mother Kathy Baker, and several other cars stopped on the A338 near Field Barn Farm, close to Wantage, and a few people got out to look.

Oxford Mail:

Ms Suffling added: “We’re looking for witnesses as we believe this to be an extremely violent crime and would like to find the person that is responsible.

"The man that witnessed it stopped his car and searched with mum. One cat had been run over and has sadly died. The other, we believe is still out there.”

The 25-year-old, from Wantage, said her mum came home in ‘absolute shock’ and they got boxes, gloves and towels and went back to search for the second kitten, saying: “We searched up and down the road and in bushes for about half a mile trying to find the other one."

Oxford Mail:

The dead kitten was put into a box and Ms Suffling said she took it to Abivale Veterinary Group in Abingdon.

Both kittens are black and white and approximately four months old, with the one which died named Daisy.

It is understood both lived on the nearby farm and the animals' mother was also missing but has now been found.

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In her post Ms Suffling also appealed for donations to Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary, writing: "I wanted to cremate the kitten but it gets complicated when it’s a crime. So I would like to try and raise the £180 cremation price in donations.”

A spokesperson for the RSPCA confirmed they had received the 'shocking' report and encouraged anyone who sees the second kitten to call the charity, adding: “We would urge anyone with information related to this incident to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 0818.”