An 8-week old kitten is recovering after being found with his mouth glued shut.
Staff from Idaho Animal Rescue Network said they were horrified to find the tiny bundle of fur outside a saddle club in Idaho.
The kitten had glue covering its mouth and its nose was also partially covered.
He was taken to Orchards Pet Hospital where he is recovering.
In a Facebook post that was quickly shared by hundreds, staff from Idaho Animal Rescue Network said: “This 8 week old kitten is recovering at Orchards Pet Hospital this morning after he was found at the 49ers Saddle Club with its mouth glued shut.
“Needless to say, we are very upset and angry! If anyone has any information on this kitten or who may have done this, please contact us immediately.”
Hundreds responded to the upsetting image with angry comments questioning the senselessness of such an attack.
“Thank heaven it was found and helped. What an evil person to do this to a poor kitten,” one person wrote, while another said: “People like that scare me. If they can do that to a poor defenseless animal how would they treat a human being?”
The kitten is now in the care of Helping Hands Rescue.
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