RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after two young cats were abandoned in their carrier on the A40 near Crickhowell.

The two cats – believed to be around eight to 10 months-old – were found by a member of the public on Thursday [30 July] who then contacted the RSPCA.

Crickhowell cats 1RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell said: “The cats were found in an RAC branded cat carrier. It is unknown where they came from – so it appears they may have been dumped. It would have been terrifying to be dumped like that on such a main road.

“Neither of the cats have been microchipped so we can’t identify an owner. One is a male grey tabby cat, the other is a female black-and-white cat.

“The cats have been taken to RSPCA’s Merthyr Tydfil Clinic and were given a veterinary examination, where they were both found to be okay.”

If anyone has information please can they call the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence. Crickhowell cats 2

Sadly the RSPCA regularly receive calls from concerned members of the public about animals who have been left out in the cold.

“We would urge people to be responsible pet owners and do their research before taking on an animal to make sure they can care for them for the rest of their lives,” added inspector Hignell.

Crickhowell cats 3For advice and welfare please visit http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare

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).