A DRAMA unfolded in Pontypridd when a dog attacked a cat – frightening another cat to climb a nine foot cenotaph memorial.
On Saturday [19 April] a member of the public called the RSPCA after they witnessed a dog attacking a cat at Common Road, Pontypridd.
The female tabby cat was seen being bitten and shaken by a dog. The dog ran off but the attack left another cat so terrified by the incident she ran up the Cenotaph Memorial – which is around nine feet high.
RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said when he arrived a man had climbed up the memorial to rescue the scared cat.
“The cat was terrified,” said inspector Evans. “A man climbed up the Cenotaph but then couldn’t get down with the cat.
“He carefully passed down the cat to me and he then was able to get down. I then placed the injured cat from the dog attack into a cat basket.”
Inspector Evans began to walk back to his van nearby – but the uninjured cat wouldn’t leave the other cat’s side.
“The cat that was rescued from the Cenotaph started to follow me – and walked all the way to the van with me,” he added.
“I thought they must be together. I didn’t want to leave the cat by the side of a busy road, so took them both to the vets together.”
At a veterinary surgery the injured cat was checked over and was given treatment for a wound.
Luckily the owner Claire Williams was then tracked down and she is due to pick up the duo – Bella and Lola – yesterday.
“We realised they were missing on Sunday night as they did not come back which was unusual,” she said.
“My daughter was really distraught so we were really pleased to hear that they had been found.
“They are going to get a lot of love and TLC now.
She said that the two cats are close sisters and are are coming up to a year old.
“They sleep together and always go in the same cat carrier,” she said. “They share the same bed and they go everywhere with each other.”
The RSPCA would like to remind people to get their pets microchipped to give their lost pets the chance of returning home. It is also important to make sure the details on the microchip are up to date.
If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).