A cat has been found with its ears cut off in Derry.
The badly injured cat was found along with two of its kittens.
The discovery was made by a member of the public in the Ballynamore Road area near Drumahoe.
A vet treated the cat and cleaned the cuts to its ears.
The cat and the two kittens are being looked after by the Rainbow Rehoming Centre in Eglinton.
“The cat’s ears were like this when the cat was found,” said Rainbow Rehoming Centre.
“The left ear had the rest of the ear hanging off by a thread which was dead tissue and fell off when being cleaned.”
The Rainbow Rehoming Centre are appealing to anyone with information to contact them on 028 7181 2882.