Horrific footage has emerged which shows a cat being forced into a frying pan before being kicked and thrown around a kitchen by a man.
The incident was filmed by another person who Gardaí say is also male and it took place in the early hours of Monday morning.
The kitten can be heard purring uncontrollably as the scummish act takes place.
It was confirmed that the men involved do not live in the address where the incident took place.
Garda in Kilrush are currently investigating the incident which comes under Offences against Animals.
The kitten has been taken to a vet since the terrible incident and is currently in the care of a few charities.