RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after is it suspected that two cats were poisoned in Rhyl.

Sadly, it has been reported to the RSPCA that two cats at separate addresses in the Rhyl area have been poisoned.

RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies said: “Two male cats – one black and one tabby, who are from the Larkmount Road area, were taken to the vets when they became unwell.

“Sadly on veterinary advice, they were put to sleep to prevent further suffering. Both of the cats have had bloods taken and a vet has confirmed a high phosphate level.

“Both cats lived about 50 yards away from each other, so we are urging other pet owners in the area to be vigilant and also to remind residents to make sure any potential poisonous substances are safely stowed away, as we don’t know if this was an accident or a deliberate act.”

If anyone has any information about these incident or similar incidents in the area, they are urged to contact the RSPCA inspector information line on 0300 123 8018. Calls will be treated in confidence.

Poisoning a cat deliberately is a criminal offence. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, the maximum penalty for those found guilty of this offence is up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £20,000.

Some of the signs of poisoning are:
Vomiting
Seeming depressed/sleepy
Appearing drunk and uncoordinated
Seizures
Difficulty breathing

The most important advice for cat owners is:
Be extra vigilant
Check the health of cats regularly
Know the signs and symptoms of poisoning and seek veterinary help immediately should any be seen
The sooner the cat receives veterinary treatment, the better chances of survival

To help the RSPCA investigate cases like this, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message).