TWO women callously dumped a kitten in the road and left it to die.
A car pulled up in Quarmby at about 7.30am on Monday, a door opened and the ginger cat was left in pouring rain on the road as the pair sped off.
The kitten - which is about three months old - has now been adopted by kind-hearted Suzanna Crow, who lives on Hawes Avenue.
But she hit out at the women who abandoned the forlorn pet.
She said: "It was pouring down at the time. The kitten is only about 13 weeks old and it took me until 3pm on Monday to catch it, with help from the neighbours.
"If we hadn't realised so quickly that it had been abandoned, it could have died from starvation, hypothermia or been run over. There are also a lot of foxes up here," added Suzanna.
"I'm disgusted that someone could abandon a kitten in this way - especially two women.
"I hope they read this and feel ashamed," she said.
"All that people have to do is contact the RSPCA or the Cat Protection League if they want their pets rehoused.
"They could even advertise them in the paper. Dumping them on the road is a terrible thing to do."
The women were in a black diesel VW Golf, with 03 in the number.
Suzanna, 34, 36-year-old husband, Wayne and daughter, Rebecca, 17, have named the kitten Tillie.
She joins quite a large group of pets at their home - a bull mastiff dog called Sherlock, a Jack Russell/corgi cross called Katoe, a Persian cat named Poppy and an RSPCA rescue cat called Henry.
The family fostered cats for the RSPCA in the mid-1990s and in just three years about 500 went through their home.
Some stayed for just one night and others for months.
Suzanna is a healthcare assistant at Highfields Special School in Edgerton and Rebecca is a lunchtime supervisor and classroom support assistant there.