RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information to try and track down the owner of a Bengal cat found in Nelson.

The charity was called on Tuesday, 2 August following concerns for the health of the cat, who was found in the Ashgrove Terrace area of Nelson.

Nelson cat appeal Aug16 pic1RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels said: “He is a four-year-old neutered cat who has been found in the Nelson area.

“He’s been taken to RSPCA Merthyr Tydfil clinic for a health check and apart from some diarrhoea he is doing well.

“He is microchipped and we have spoken to the person whose number is registered to the chip, and they said the cat named, Jake, was rehomed nearly three years ago to someone in the Treharris/Merthyr area.

“However, they did say that they were aware that within a few days of rehoming him, he escaped and despite searching he was never found.

“This cat has been well looked after, so we think he must have an owner and someone is probably out there looking for him, so we are appealing for information to try and track down his owner.”

Anyone who may have information about this cat and knows who his 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 Nelson cat appeal Aug16 pic3

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).