SEVEN tiny puppies and six kittens were dumped in shopping bags and sacks and left to die.
The newborn pups were abandoned in a field near the Premier Inn hotel, Speke, and were all close to death when discovered by animal rescue workers.
Despite tireless efforts by RSPCA staff to hand-rear them, illness and extreme cold claimed the life of one puppy.
In a separate incident, six kittens which are just 10 weeks old, were tied up with string and dumped in sacks outside the Liverpool Cat Welfare charity in Huyton.
June Watkins, 61, who runs the centre, said: “The kittens were absolutely petrified when they were dumped at our door.
“I can’t believe people would do such a thing – it is so selfish and so cruel.
"We are inundated with unwanted pets at the moment, but this is one of the most extreme and horrific cases I have ever experienced.”