The RSPCA is appealing for information after two young cats were found in a taped-shut cardboard box on a doorstep in Bournemouth.
The cats, who have been named Rambo and Arnold by RSPCA staff, were found at about 4pm on Sunday 26 January.
The black and white males were found by a lady on her doorstep in Ripon Road. They were in an Amazon box which also contained a cushion and a few dry biscuits. A brick had been placed on top of the box.
RSPCA animal welfare officer Sue Brooks said: “This was very strange. The cats appear to have been randomly left on this doorstep and it is lucky that the lady found them and called us – after keeping her dog away as he wasn’t too happy to have the cats there!
“We think the cats are aged between six and 12 months old and they are in good condition, although they haven’t been neutered. They weren’t microchipped and there was nothing to identify them. Enquiries in the area haven’t resulted in finding anyone who saw anything suspicious or who knows where the cats came from so we desperately need to hear from anyone with information.”
Rambo and Arnold are now safe and well in the care of the RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre. Although they are not ready for rehoming yet, the centre has plenty of other cats needing new homes – to find out how to adopt a rescued animal please contact the centre on 0300 123 0749.
Anyone who has information about the incident or who knows where the cats came from should 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 cost £3 +one standard network rate message).