RSPCA inspectors have launched an appeal to track down callous thugs who left a cat with horrific injuries after throwing the animal onto a bonfire.
Insp Lynsey Harris said the burns were among the worst examples of cruelty she had ever seen in her career.
The pet was so severely burned that her eyes had fused together and her nose was burned off, and there was just some congealed ash in its place.
The female tortishell cat - found by a dog walker in woodland off Lamb Lane, Barnsley, on Tuesday afternoon - also had severe burns to her front legs and burns on her back legs and tail.
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■ Anyone with information is urged to call Insp Harris on the RSPCA hotline 0300 123 8018.