RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was found hanging from a tree in the Rhymney area.

The female tabby was found impaled on the branch of a tree in Tan y Bryn on Wednesday 14 August at 8.20am. Another cat was found impaled in the same place a month ago.

 RSPCA officer Sian Burton said: “This is a deeply disturbing incident but so far we have no line of enquiry to follow. We need to know whether this cat was dead before she was impaled or whether she died as a result of this horrendous act. I would urge anyone with information to contact us immediately”.

If anyone has any information about this incident they are urged to contact the RSPCA cruelty and information line on 0300 1234 999. Calls will be treated in confidence.

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