The RSPCA is appealing for help in identifying a man who threw a six-month-old cat out of a people carrier in Whateley Lane in Tamworth on Saturday afternoon.


The man, described as being around 40 years old and having a very slim build, was driving a light green people carrier down the lane when he was seen to stop, get out and throw a young cat to the side of the road. The cat was mainly white with a black stripe across its tail and head.


He drove off and the witness, who called the RSPCA, then discovered a box, containing  the fly-infested body of an adult, black and white cat, under the hedge where the car had stopped.


RSPCA inspector Martin Dolan said: “This was a callous act that could have ended in tragedy if the witness had not gone to investigate why this man had stopped.


“If anyone recognises the description of this man and his vehicle can they please call our inspector information line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for me.”


To help the RSPCA investigate cases like this you can text the word HELP to 78866. Texts cost £3 plus one standard network rate charge.