RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following suspected cat poisonings in Splott, Cardiff.
It is believed that two cats from the Adeline Street area have been poisoned. Sadly the cats who were taken to local independent vets on two separate occasions by their owner were put to sleep due to their poorly condition.
RSPCA inspector Selina Chan said: “We’re calling on all cat owners in the Splott area to be vigilant and to take their cat to a vets straight away if they suspect they have been poisoned.
“It is very sad that the two cats that are suspected to have been poisoned, didn’t make it. Our thoughts are with their owner, who is now worried sick that her other cats may also be poisoned.
“We don’t know whether these incidents were accidental or deliberate or who may have done it.
“Poisoning a cat deliberately is a criminal offence. We’re urging anyone with information to come forward and contact the RSPCA Inspectorate information line on 0300 123 8018. Calls will be treated in confidence.
“We also would like to remind pet owners to keep an eye on their cats’ well being.”
The cat’s named ‘Mumma cat’ and Felix were aged three and five years. Their owner said: “It is heartbreaking. I’m really worried now as I have other cats. They don’t go far, they are really territorial so it is horrible to think it may have happened close by.”
Potential signs of poisoning could include vomiting, seeming depressed/sleepy, appearing drunk and uncoordinated, seizures, difficulty breathing, increased thirst, increased urination.
Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, the maximum penalty for those found guilty of cat poisoning is up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £20,000.
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