Oreo the catRSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following reports of cat poisonings on Waun Las in Neath.

The charity has been informed that Oreo, a black and white cat approximately two years old, lost his life on 17 March following a suspected poisoning.

A local veterinary practice said that Oreo had symptoms consistent with a poisoning, and sadly he had to be put to sleep.

Worryingly, RSPCA Cymru has also been made aware of two other poisoning incidences on the same road – with the owner of one impacted animal not known.

Anyone with any information linked to possible cat poisonings on Waun Las in Neath is urged to contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Animal welfare officer Paula Milton said:

“Our thoughts are with Rebecca and her family, following the loss of poor Oreo.

“It’s also deeply concerning to hear that other local cats may also have subject to a poisoning.

“We’re highlighting how important it is for local pet owners to be vigilant at this time. If you suspect a poisoning – remain calm, remove your pet from any suspected poisonous source, and immediately contact a vet.

“Should anyone have any information about these reported Neath incidences, they are urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls to this number are treated in confidence.”

Oreo’s owner Rebecca Jones – who has two other cats – said:

“This has been an horrendous time – telling our children was such a difficult experience.

“We’ve had Oreo our whole life, and he loved nothing more than cuddles. To lose him like this heartbreaking. We hope someone comes forward to this RSPCA appeal.”

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