A woman who was out walking in Qala today heard mewing coming from a discarded plastic bag. Marlene Xuereb said that when she opened the bag she found three kittens inside it.
In a photograph posted on social media, the kittens of a reddish hue appear to be very young and look wet, possibly because they may just have been born.
Mrs Xuereb said she took the kittens to the Animal Welfare Department.
Whilst expressing the hope that the kittens will survive, Mrs Xuereb questioned how it is possible for someone to carry out such a cruel act and then manage to sleep at night.