The circumstances leading to the sad death of a ginger and white cat found in Cardiff has led the RSPCA to launch an appeal for information.
RSPCA Cymru was contacted after a very unwell cat was sighted by a concerned member of the public on Lon Y Ffin in the Ely area of Cardiff.
She reported the cat – who had been seen in the area over a number of months – was now staggering, and appeared unable to eat, drink or use the toilet.
The cat was riddled in fleas, very thin, had exceptionally matted fur and other health concerns. Unfortunately, the cat’s condition was so poor that independent vets advised the cat be put to sleep on welfare grounds. Vets said the cat’s mouth was in an awful condition, and that the animal was unable to sit properly.
RSPCA Cymru is now looking for answers as to how the cat came to be in such a sorry state, and to decipher whether the animal had an owner.
Gemma Black, RSPCA inspector, said: “This poor cat had been spotted on Lon Y Ffin in the Ely area of Cardiff over a number of months, and recently in such a sorry state that it led to independent vets putting her to sleep on welfare grounds.
“We suspect this ginger and white moggy may have been owned – and we’re eager to find out more information about what happened to this cat.
“Anyone with information in the local area about an owner is urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.”
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