HOPE the kitten was found callously tied up to a dog crate with a piece of old twine.
She was found abandoned in Hasland and is just one of many cats recently taken to the RSPCA’s Chesterfield Animal Centre.
But although Hope has found a new home, the centre is bursting with an “unprecedented” number of cats and struggling to take in more.
Staff at the Spital Lane centre are now staying open until 7pm every Wednesday through September in a bid to find them all new homes. For more details call 01246 273358.