By Beth Sharp Wednesday 29 January 2014 Updated: 31/01 11:30
A NINE-week-old kitten has been recovering at Frankley's RSPCA centre after being spitefully attacked by thugs.
Bandit was found left in a car park in Lozells in Birmingham with an elastic band tied so tightly around his leg the circulation was cut off.
The ginger and white kitten was rushed to the RSPCA's Birmingham Animal Centre and Hospital by a concerned member of the public who found him last Monday (January 20).
Veterinary staff quickly removed the band which had deeply cut into his left front leg and gave him painkillers and antibiotics.
But they fear there maybe too much damage which means Bandit may have to lose some of his skin or even part of his leg.
Staff said despite his terrible ordeal he was a very chirpy little chap and was quite happy playing with his toy while in the hospital.
Craig Osborne, the hospital's manager, said there was no way Bandit could have accidentally done it to himself, it was deliberately put there.
"There are also marks which look like he may have had another elastic band further down the same leg and we think he got that off himself.
"His leg was very swollen and sore and we need to monitor it closely to see if the skin will repair itself or if there has been too much damage caused."
The centre haa asked anyone with information on what happened Bandit to call 0300 123 8018.
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