RSPCA Cymru is trying to track down the owner of an injured cat who was found in a car engine.

The black cat, who isn’t microchipped, was found in a car engine in Penarth on Saturday (9 July).

RSPCA animal welfare officer Sian Burton said: “We don’t know how long this cat was in this car for.

“She has a collar injury, is very thin and has scuffed nails. She is very friendly and is doing well in our care at RSPCA Merthyr Tydfil Clinic. She is around two to three years old.”

Penarth cat appeal July16Unfortunately as she was not microchipped the RSPCA is unable to trace her owner.

“She may very well have an owner who is desperately looking for her, so we hope we can find out who it is.”

Microchipping your pet gives them the best chance of being identified and returned to you if they become lost or are stolen. But microchipping is only effective if pet owners make sure their contact details are correct.

Anyone who may have information about this cat and knows who her owner is should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.

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 register the chip with a national database and update your contact details if you move or change phone number. More information can be found at www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/pets/general/microchipping

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).