The decomposing and potentially burned body of a rabbit has been found dumped in a cage on a Caerphilly business park, prompting an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information.
Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after a member of the public found the cage off Van Road in the town yesterday (26 April).
The rabbit was found in a metal-barred cage, with the animal’s body very decomposed – comprising “little more than fur and bones”.
A food bowl, bedding and water bowl was evident in the cage – and looked like they had been burned. It is unclear whether the body of the rabbit had also been burned.
RSPCA Cymru is launching an appeal for information, calling on anyone who may know the background to this shocking Caerphilly discovery to contact the charity’s inspectorate appeal line.
It is unclear whether the rabbit was dead or alive when the cage was initially dumped.
RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels said: “This shocking discovery was made in Caerphilly business park off Van Road yesterday.
“The poor rabbit was found as little more than fur and bones, with the body very decomposed and potentially burned.
“Clearly, this cage has been dumped – but we do not know whether the rabbit was dead or alive when this happened. A water bowl and bottle appear to be badly burned.
“We’re eager to find out more information about this disturbing incident. Our inspectorate appeal line can be reached on 0300 123 8018, and calls are treated in confidence.”