An appeal for information has been launched by RSPCA Cymru, after a cat was abandoned in a taped-up cardboard box in an A548 lay-by.
The female tabby cat, with white chest and feet, was found on the coast road, near Mostyn, Holywell. The cat was rescued on Friday evening (August 11).
She was left in a cardboard box which had ‘Bristol Laboratories Ltd’ printed on it, contained two purple and white pillow cases and smelled very strongly of cigarette smoke. Air holes had been pierced in the box.
The tabby was found in good condition despite the ordeal, with an RSPCA officer commenting how it is “absolutely astonishing” that someone would dump her in a taped-up box.
Veterinary inspection found that the cat had no health concerns. She is believed to be approximately 18-months old.
The lay-by where the box was dumped can be found on the A548 shortly before the turn-off for Pen-Y-Ffordd, heading west.
RSPCA Cymru is calling on anyone with information to contact the charity’s inspectorate appeal line, so the charity can decipher how the cat came to be abandoned in this way.
Jenny Anderton, RSPCA inspector, said: “We’re urging anyone with any pertinent information about how this poor cat was abandoned like this to contact us.
“The box was found in an A548 lay-by, near Mostyn, shortly before the Pen-Y-Ffordd turn-off. It’s absolutely astonishing that anyone thought it acceptable to dump a fellow living creature like this.
“A female tabby cat was found in the taped-up cardboard box, with only a couple of pillowcases for comfort. The box had a strong stench of cigarette smoke.
“Fortunately, the cat was in good condition and found to have no ill effects – and is now in our care, with no microchip evident.
“If anyone has any information at all, they’re urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. All calls are treated in confidence.”
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