Cat found hanged from window frame

RSPCA appeals for information after horrific discovery


The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found hanged from a window frame on Friday (27 February).


A cord noose had been tied around the neck of the ginger cat and then around the window frame at the side of a derelict snooker club on High Oak, Brierley Hill.


RSPCA inspector Vicki Taylor removed the cord and took the body to a vet who discovered bruising around the cat’s neck and said that he would have been alive when he was strung up.


It is not known how long the cat had been there before being found at about 2pm but it is thought he may have been there for more than a day.


Inspector Taylor is hoping that someone saw this happening or has information as the location, between a car wash and flower shop, is visible from the road.


She said:  “This is such a deeply distressing incident.  There were scratch marks on the wall and the cat’s claws were worn down and his pads were bloody so he would have been struggling to free himself for some time.


“You just can’t imagine the pain and distress this poor animal went through before he died.


“We need to find those who did this as if they are capable of subjecting an animal to such an ordeal it is worrying to think what else they might do.”


Anyone with information about this incident or those responsible should contact the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 123 8018.


The RSPCA is a charity that relies on public donations to exist.  To help please text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (texts cost £3 plus one standard network rate message).