A CAT was left with horrific injuries - after being thrown on to a bonfire.

The pet was so severely burned her eyes had melted together and her nose had burned off.

Lynsey Harris, from the RSPCA, said the burns the cat suffered were among the worst examples of cruelty she had ever seen, and subsequently it had to be put to sleep.

The cat - which had survived the cruelty - was found by a dog walker off Lamb Lane in Barnsley.

“This was one of the worst things I have ever seen," said Inspector Harris.

“This poor cat could have been wandering around in this pain for up to two days – and it's clear from her injuries that it looks like she had been thrown on to a fire.“

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