Nine month old cat abandoned in Dorset © RSPCA


We’re appealing for information about a nine-month-old cat which has been found in woods near Poole in Dorset after she was apparently abandoned.

The female black cat was discovered in a box left in woods at Branksome on Thursday, 2 May by a member of the public. They then took the cat to a local veterinary surgery where the abandoned animal was checked over.

Vets provided the cat with some food and water, but discovered that she was blind and may be suffering from a neurological condition.

Appeal for information

RSPCA Inspector Graham Hammond is now appealing for anyone with information about the cat or her owner to come forward.

He said:

“She is an absolutely lovely cat and she’s in good bodily condition, so she must have been looked after up to this point.

“It is just such a shame that she appears to have been dumped in this way. There is no excuse for just leaving an animal to fend for itself, especially when they are blind.”

The cat is now being cared for at the clinic in Bournemouth, which is run by the RSPCA’s Bournemouth, New Forest and District Branch.

Can you help?

Anyone who knows anything about the abandoned cat or who may be responsible for abandoning her can contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line by calling 0300 123 8018 and leaving a message for Inspector Graham Hammond.

We are only able to help rescue abandoned animals thanks to generous donations from the public.

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866.
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