The RSPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was dumped in a tied-up carrier bag in a Staffordshire street.

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A member of the public was alerted to the black and white cat, thought to be around ten months old, after noticing the carrier bag moving in Carver Road, Burton-on-Trent.

The cat had blood around her neck, thought to be as a result of a collar being too tight, and was covered in fleas.

She had a distinctive piece of orange and purple silky material tied tightly around her neck when she was found.

The cat was found at around 9.30pm on Sunday 10 September.

RSPCA animal collection officer Catherine Strawford said: “It is so sad that someone thought it was acceptable to abandon an animal in this way. It is lucky that the cat was found as there is the chance that she might not have been.

“It looks as though she was not looked after well at all by her previous owner. We are keen to find out who abandoned this poor cat in such a senseless way. Anyone who has any information can call us, in complete confidence, on 0300 123 8018.

“Thankfully she will have a chance of a happy life now, as the person who called this into us has decided to keep her. She fell in love with her straightaway.”

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).