A Tauranga man has made a gruesome discovery, in what he is describing as a ‘disgusting act of cruelty'.
Josh Young says he was skating past the Warehouse on Cameron Road when he spotted what looked to be a protein shaker container moving.
“I was thinking what's happening, something's moving inside it. So I opened it up and found the shaker had been filled with water and there was a kitten drowning in it.
“The lid was on it too. I grabbed the kitten out, tipped the water out and dried it off.”
He also found another two kittens nearby. Unfortunately they were dead.
“Two others had both drowned in a big barrel separate to this one, but they were a similar colour.
“They are only about three or four weeks old I think and shouldn't be off their mum to be honest.”
He says he isn't sure who did it but he's grateful he could save at least one of the kittens.
“Some of my friends are going to take it to a vet but this is not on, people are so cruel.
“When I found it I was really upset people could do this to something so little and innocent, I actually cried.”
Josh says he's spent his last bit of money on kitten milk to feed it.
“It's wrapped up warm at a friend's at the moment, it seems fine and meows a lot.
“I can't keep him or her but after making a post about the whole incident online a lot of people have said they want it.
“I'll re home it after it's healthy again and make sure it goes to a safe nice home and loving family.”
Josh has named the kitten.
“A lot of people cried over this, I've named the one I've found Lucky, because it's lucky I found it.”