A black and white cat, who has now been named Rafael was found with wires sticking out from his tummy. He was a victim of inhumane cruelty, as someone had deliberately pushed the wires through him, but luckily for Rafael, charity Ajuda a Alimentar Cães managed to rescue him and provide him with emergency veterinary treatment.
Posting quite gruesome pictures on their website, the charity has expressed their horror that someone could intentionally impale a living creature.
Rafael is now recovering from his ordeal, physically anyway, and the charity have launched an appeal asking if anyone could help make a donation towards his vet bills. When he is better, Rafael will be looking for a loving home, to show him that there is kindness in the world.
For more information, please visit the Ajuda a Alimentar Cães Facebook page.
However, this is not the first atrocity that has been recorded in the parish of Caniço, as several cats were poisoned a couple of weeks ago.
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