The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated and very poorly cat was dumped in a field in Tamworth.

The female tabby cat, who is thought to be around 10-years-old, was found in a pink cat carrier in a field off Syerscote Lane, on 1 April.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Catherine Strawford collected her and took her to the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital.

ACO Strawford said: “She is very thin and when she was weighed on arrival at the hospital she was just 2.4kg. The vet also found that she is suffering from bowel and intestine problems. She has a lovely temperament but is really scared, which is not surprising after what she has been through.

“The staff at the hospital are working hard to get her better but sadly she is so poorly she may not survive, which is heartbreaking.

“She was not microchipped so we don’t know where she came from. Whoever dumped her did so with no regards for her welfare. We don’t even know how long she had been there for before being found.”

Anyone who has any information about who abandoned her is asked to contact the RSPCA’s appeals line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.

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