The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pregnant cat was dumped in a black bin bag inside a taped-up pet carrier in a Birmingham street.Maggie-collage.jpg

A member of the public came across the meowing cat in an alleyway in St Saviours Road, in Birmingham on Wednesday 16 August.

The tortoiseshell cat, thought to only be around seven months’ old, is now recovering at local animal rescue Ashmore Rescue for Cats, where she has been named Maggie.

RSPCA inspector Mike Scargill said: “It is very concerning that someone dumped Maggie like she was rubbish. She had been placed inside a bin bag, which was put inside a cat carrier that had been sealed with gaffer tape. Given that someone went to these lengths to get rid of her, it is likely that whoever did this did so with the intention of leaving her to die.

“We don’t know how long the cat was in there for, but there was a lot of urine and faeces inside the cat carrier. She is very, very lucky that she was found as she was just dumped amongst rubbish in the street and it is likely many people walked past without realising there was an animal inside there.

“Sadly, we have since heard that she miscarried her kittens which is likely to be as a result of her traumatic experience.

“We are very keen to find out who did this and we urge anyone who has any information to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”