The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly and weak kitten was found abandoned in a ‘Frozen’ shopping bag in a Birmingham park.
A member of the public found the collapsed kitten in Twickenham Park, Kingstanding, on Sunday morning (20 August).
He was collected by the RSPCA and taken to the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital. However his condition deteriorated and he died later that day.
RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley said: “The poor kitten was so cold and lethargic when he was found, as well as having fleas. He really was in such a bad way. We don’t know how long he was there for, but given that he was so weak there is the possibility he had been dumped the night before.
“He had been abandoned in a shopping bag which had a character from the Disney film ‘Frozen’ on the front. We are hoping that someone recognises the bag or the kitten and could help us in our investigation as to how he came to be in this situation.
“Anyone who has any information can call us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”
Inspector Levesley added that the kitten may have been abandoned when his owners decided they no longer wanted him, or that they could not afford vet bills.
She said: “When people decide they no longer want a pet, the last thing they should do is abandon them. There are so many organisations out there, the RSPCA included, who can help and just one phone call could stop an animal from suffering.
“We would also suggest that people fully research before taking on a pet, and consider the fact that vet bills can be costly.
“Very sadly, this poor kitten could not be saved, but we hope that getting the message out there about responsible pet ownership can stop another animal from suffering in the same way.”
To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit: www.rspca.org.uk/give or text LOVE to 87023 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).