RSPCA Cymru appeal for information

Tuesday 17 December 2013

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was found gasping for breath in a Rhondda street.

The brindle tabby was discovered by a member of the public in an alleyway near Hendrefadog street in Tylorstown on Thursday 5 December. She was struggling to breathe as her collar was constricted tightly around her neck. On closer examination it became apparent that two nails were wedged in the collar preventing it from loosening, as if to suffocate the cat. Unfortunately the cat died within moments of the member of the public arriving.

Following an examination by a local vet, the animal was found to have no identification or microchip and as a result the cat’s owner cannot be traced.

RSPCA Inspector Gemma Black said: “We are eager to speak to anyone who has information about this sickening incident.

“Whoever did this needs to be caught and dealt with immediately before this happens to another innocent animal.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

To help the RSPCA investigate cases like this text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (texts costs £3 + one standard network rate message.