IMG_20170126_143425005RSPCA Cymru is concerned after the body of a burned cat was found behind a block of flats in Swansea.

The charity is appealing to the public for information, after the body was found on Thursday 26 January.

Passers-by made the sad discovery behind the Pont Aur block of flats in Ystradgynlais, Swansea – with the circumstances as to how, or why, the cat was dumped in this way unclear.

It appears the body of the cat had been set on fire elsewhere and then dumped, as there was no further fire damage around the body, or near the Ynyscedwyn Road property.

After being burned, part of the cat’s body is understood to have been eaten by a dog. However, limited white fur markings were visible on part of the feline’s body.

The cat was microchipped, but it has not been possible to track the chip’s details to an owner.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Paula Milton said:

“We urge anyone who may have seen anything in or around the Ystradgynlais area of Swansea to please contact us immediately.

“It’s presently unclear what happened to this cat, or the circumstances in which the body was set on fire – but RSPCA Cymru is eager to decipher what has happened to this cat.

“Our inspectorate appeal line can be reached on 0300 123 8018. We rely on the public to be our eyes and ears. Calls are treated in confidence.”

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