Tuesday 9 October 2012

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two young cats were found in a bag in a wooded area in Birkenhead.  A member of the public made the discovery on Wednesday (3 October).

The black and white male and dark tortoiseshell-coloured female are both thought to be aged around five months old.

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) John Littlewood said: “The cats are in a good condition but the female is thought to be pregnant already which could account for why they were dumped in this way.

Cats dumped in Birkenhead“Owners must neuter their pets to prevent unwanted litters. There are far too many animals out there that charities like us are struggling to find homes for, and this is the main reason.

“Our centres are full to bursting and rehoming is very difficult, particularly when it comes to cats. This doesn’t have to happen, and it’s the responsibility of the owners to ensure it doesn’t.”

The cats were inside a black holdall in a wooded area on Shorefields, New Ferry when they were found and we hope someone will recognise them or the bag and get in touch. Anyone with any information should call the RSPCA on 0300 123 999 and ask to leave a message for AWO Littlewood.

The cats are now in the care of RSPCA Wirral & Chester Branch Animal Centre

AWO Littlewood said: “The branch has someone lined up to take these cats but have many, many more that are desperate for loving new homes.

“Anyone who is looking to take on a pet should always go to a rescue organisation first.”

RSPCA Wirral & Chester Branch Animal Centre is on Cross Lane, Wallasey, CH45 8RH and is open 11.30am-3.15pm every day except Thursday when it is closed to the public.