IMG_20180406_151707235 (1)The dead body of a cat has been found in a green wheelie bin in the Newbridge area.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the body of a soaking wet, dead black and white cat was found alongside beer cans and faeces in a wheelie bin in the vicinity of Church Road and Thorne Avenue in the area.

The charity has urged anyone with information linked to the incident to contact their inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

An RSPCA officer has said there are “multiple explanations” as to why the body could have been dumped in this way – but the animal welfare charity is eager to decipher if anyone in the local community has any pertinent information.

The cat was not microchipped, and no obvious injuries were found on the cat’s body.

RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell said: “This must have been a shocking discovery for someone to make, and the smell was overpowering.  The poor cat’s dead body was found amid beer cans and faeces in this Newbridge bin.

“In truth, there are multiple explanations as to how the cat’s body could have been found in the bin. It may have been moved there having been the victim of a road traffic accident, or someone may have disposed of the body of a dead pet in such a manner.

“However, we’re appealing for information in case anybody knows anything about this incident, or who may have owned this poor cat.

“The animal was not microchipped, but if anyone has information linked to who may have owned this black and white cat, we urge them to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018, with calls treated in confidence.”

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