A KITTEN is recovering after being hurled from a speeding car.

The Echo reported yesterday the adorable animal was the only one of its litter to survive after four of them were thrown out of a vehicle as it drove along Southmayne and the A132, Pitsea.

The kitten was rushed to the PSDA veterinary hospital, in Vange, and is now on the mend.

Vet Maciej Niedbala said: “The kitten was rushed in as an emergency case after being brought in by a member of the public who had witnessed this horrific incident.

“A full examination was carried out to determine the extent of any injuries and pain relief was administered.

“Miraculously, despite being in shock and deeply traumatised by his ordeal, the kitten did not sustain any serious injuries.

“There is absolutely no justification for anyone to treat an animal in this way and PDSA would urge anyone who witnessed anything to contact police as a matter of urgency.”