A woman has admitted leaving three kittens to die by dumping them in a bin.
Terran Wall, 52, from Bristol, dropped the black cats into a large waste bin without any food or water in the summer.
One of the animals was so desperate to escape the deep bin that it burrowed its head into a hole at the bottom of the container and got stuck.
The kittens were only rescued when a passer-by heard them calling from the bin.
Wall was arrested by police and admitted three counts of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.
She was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and £250 costs.
The kittens have found a new home.
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