An appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA after three rats were found dumped in a box in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff. 

Charity officers were alerted after the rats were found in a small park off Constellation Street, during late morning on Thursday (30 August).

The rats – understood to be two female, and one male – came into the care of the RSPCA. One is undergoing facial treatment at a veterinary practice, while the other two have been transferred to an RSPCA centre.

RSPCA Cymru is now calling on the public to come forward with any information, should they know the owner of the rats, or know anything behind why the animals were abandoned in a central Cardiff park like this.

Gary Lucas, RSPCA animal collection officer, said: “These three rats were found abandoned in a cardboard box in a park off Constellation Street on Thursday morning.

“We’re grateful to the member of the public who found them, and called this into us. One of the rats is undergoing veterinary treatment, while two others have been transferred to an RSPCA centre for care.

“Anyone in or around the Adamsdown area with information is urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Someone must know the owner – or how these animals came to be abandoned like this.”

If you wish to help RSPCA Cymru, you can donate online. The RSPCA is a charity and relies on public donations.