Two poorly cats have been found dumped in a soaking wet cardboard box on an Ogmore Vale cycle track.
RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a member of the public and their dog stumbled across the box while out walking on 29 September.
The box contained two terrified black cats – who were struggling with fur loss and sore skin. The cats are now in the care of the RSPCA’s Llys Nini branch following urgent veterinary care and pain relief.
RSPCA officers fear the cats were dumped so the owner “could avoid their responsibilities of dealing with the cats’ skin problems”.
An appeal has now been launched in the hope of finding out who dumped the cats in Ogmore Vale. Neither feline was microchipped, and any relevant information from the public could be key in assisting the RSPCA with their investigation.
Julie Fadden, RSPCA inspector, said: “These poor cats were found absolutely terrified, dumped in a soaking wet cardboard box on a cycle track.
“They were both struggling with very poor skin. It sadly seems very possible an individual dumped them like this so they could avoid their responsibilities of dealing with the cats’ skin difficulties.
“RSPCA Cymru is so grateful to the member of the public who found these cats, and took them home safely before we were able to collect them.
“We’re really keen to find out what has happened here – so anyone with information is urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”
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