Police are appealing for information after a cat sustained broken ribs and internal bleeding - it is believed by being kicked.
The ginger tom, called Red, was found in distress in a neighbour’s garden on Foljambe Road, Chesterfield. He had last been seen by his owner 15 hours earlier, on June 20.
Inquiries are being carried out by police in the Foljambe Road and Alexandra Road West area.
Call Derbyshire Police on 101.