A much-loved cat is recovering after being kicked in a cruel attack that was filmed and posted online.
Staff and volunteers at Lamont Farm, Erskine, were left horrified when they were alerted to the sick clip, which showed Zorro being injured in the unprovoked attack.
The black and white feline, was left shaking and terrified following the upsetting incident, and worried staff desperately tried to catch her to make sure she was not seriously injured.
It was thanks to a Good Samaritan who helped them set a cat trap for the terrified pet, who was then taken to the vet to be checked over.
Thankfully, she managed to escape her ordeal without any broken bones and only in need of painkillers for her injuries.
Yvonne Elliot, manager at the farm, said: “Thankfully she is doing okay. She is a bit stiff and a bit sore but she doesn’t have any other injuries.
“It did take us a while to catch her as she was so terrified.
“We didn’t know what had happened at first until someone sent us the video.
“It was really upsetting to see. I don’t know why anyone would do that.
“She is free to roam about so it happened while she was wandering about outside the farm. She’s just a poor soul.”
Little Zorro is now recovering at the farm, where staff are regularly checking on her.
Yvonne and other staff have been left overwhelmed by the response from the community who were all keen to reach out and help return Zorro safely to the farm.
Hundreds of people commented on the organisation’s social media.
Yvonne added: “We had so many people get in touch with us about it. It was down to someone reaching out to help us that we managed to catch her eventually.
“She was so scared, she wouldn’t come near us. We’re really glad that she is on the mend and we hope she will be back out on the farm soon.”
Police confirmed an 18-year-old man has been charged in connection with wildlife crime offences.
A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.