The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was dumped in a Tesco store in Nottingham city centre.


A man with his hood up walked into the Tesco Metro store in the Victoria Centre at 6.30pm on Saturday 2 January and put the blue carrier containing the cat next to the counter, before walking away.

The black and white female cat – thought to be aged about two – is in good health and is currently in the RSPCA’s care. Unfortunately she was not microchipped and had no collar. She has been named Victoria after the shopping centre where she was dumped.

RSPCA inspector Susan Hammond said: “This was a very unusual thing to happen, as the Victoria Centre is a busy place so someone must have seen this man walking into the shopping centre with a cat in a blue pet carrier.

“This is not something you see every day so we hope that it will jog people’s memories. Unfortunately, as he had his head covered, we are not able to see his face on CCTV.

“Being dumped like this must have been very distressing for the poor cat, but thankfully she is now getting a lot of love and attention from RSPCA staff.

“We urge anyone who was in the Tesco Metro store at the time and who saw the incident or anyone who recognises the cat to contact us on 0300 123 8018.”

The RSPCA is a charity and we rely on public donations to exist. To assist our inspectors in carrying out their vital work please text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (Texts cost £3 + one standard network rate message).