GLADSTONE'S Friends of the RSPCA have expressed horror at two shocking cases of animal cruelty this week.
On Monday, workers found a grey kitten tied in a pillowcase and thrown into a skip bin.
It followed another case of two cocker spaniel x dogs, also dumped in a pillow case.
The distressing discovery was made in New Auckland last week.
Friends of the RSCPA president, Judy Whicker, said one of the dogs has since been put down due to its injuries.
"It's just horrible to have two in a week," Ms Whicker said.
"There's some real imbeciles out there - if you don't want your animals, surrender them to the pound, do it humanely!"
But Ms Whicker said she hoped the discoveries weren't a trend.
The grey cat was also put down on Tuesday, despite efforts by a vet to save the animal.
But the surviving cocker spaniel is available for adoption on Sunday, from 9am until 12 noon at the Friends of the RSPCA Adoption Centre off Hanson Rd, opposite the NRG power station.
Ms Whicker said there were 40 dogs up for adoption, of all shapes and sizes.
"We encourage people to come along, and to bring pets and kids too!"
She said it was good to make sure kids and pets got a chance to interact with a new animal, to make sure they all got along.
For more information visit www.adoptapet.com.au and follow links to the Gladstone's centre.