RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was put in a rucksack and dumped in a wheelie bin in Cardiff.
The shocking incident at Lynhurst Street happened last month (30 November) with the caller rescuing the white and tabby cat from the bin and taking him to a vets.
RSPCA inspector Selina Griffiths said: “The caller had been looking for their own cat when they discovered this poor cat had been dumped in a wheelie bin inside a rucksack.
“Miaow-ing had been heard from the bin and that’s when they found the cat inside the bag which was zipped up. The bag was sodden and smelt of urine.
“We’d very much like to thank the caller for alerting us to this and all they did to help this poor defenceless cat who was just dumped like rubbish. He must have been so frightened in the bag, left in the dark on his own.”
Inspector Griffiths added: “Unfortunately there is no CCTV footage available nearby and we at the moment don’t have any witnesses, so we are urging anyone with any information about what happened to this cat to contact us on 0300 123 8018.
“We were very pleased to find the owner thanks to a microchip, and this cat has now been placed in our care and is doing well.”
This Christmas, the RSPCA is asking the public to support its Kindness at Christmas campaign. To donate, please visit www.rspca.org.uk/giftofkindness