The RSPCA is appealing for information after two poorly cats were dumped in carriers with notes sellotaped to them asking ‘Please look after me, thank you’. One of them had to be put to sleep.
The female cats – thought to be over ten years old – were found on the doorstep of Peel Veterinary Clinic on Railway Street in Hornsea last Wednesday morning (7 February). One was in a blue carrier and one was in a blue and white carrier.
RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Helen Martindale took the cats to a vet practice used by the RSPCA Goole & District Branch, who agreed to take on their care.
ACO Martindale said: “Unfortunately both the cats were quite poorly.
“One of them had a heart murmur, potentially cancerous ears, very bad teeth and weepy eyes. She was put to sleep by the vet. She was mostly white with a black tail and black spot on one shoulder.
“The other cat wasn’t eating which was a real worry. She had an operation on Tuesday to remove most of her teeth but we’re optimistic that she will make a good recovery and be able to be rehomed. She is black and her tongue sticks out most of the time. She’s been named ‘River’ by the branch.
“Both the cats are quite distinctive and, Hornsea being a small place, I’m hoping someone will know who they belonged to.”
Anyone with any information should call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for ACO Martindale.
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