RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat sustained injuries after falling from a 60 foot high Cardiff bridge.
A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after they saw the black cat fall from a bridge at Llandough Trading Estate over Penarth Road at 7.40am this morning [2 September].
It is suspected that the incident may have been deliberate.
RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: “We don’t know what happened – but it is likely that the cat may have been thrown from the bridge – which is just horrifying.
“The only other explanation is that the cat walked up the dual carriageway and jumped off the bridge. But there was no reason for the cat to have been there as there are no houses nearby, so it is suspicious.
“This poor cat was seen falling from a great height and is injured. He has been taken to a veterinary surgery for immediate treatment as he is unable to use his back legs and was bleeding from his mouth. We just hope he pulls through.
“We’d like to thank the caller for informing us of this incident so quickly – and for keeping an eye on the cat until we arrived. He is a really friendly and lovely cat.”
The RSPCA is now appealing for any witnesses who may have seen this incident happen this morning.
“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen something to please ring our inspectorate line on 0300 123 8018,” added inspector Chan. “We are also appealing for an owner to come forward.”
Calls are treated in confidence.
The cat has now been transferred to RSPCA’s Merthyr Tydfil Veterinary Clinic, where he is doing well – although he is bruised and a bit wobbly. Once recovered he will be made available for rehoming if an owner does not come forward.
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).