Posted: Wed 16th Aug 2017

Cat found in taped up box dumped in a Flintshire lay-by

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This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Aug 16th, 2017

An appeal for information has been launched after an 18-month-old female tabby cat was found in a sealed box dumped in a Flintshire lay-by.

The RSPCA Cymru say they were called after the cat was found abandoned last Friday evening, August 11, in a taped-up cardboard box on the A548 coast road, near Mostyn. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The cat, which has a white chest and feet was left in a cardboard box which had ‘Bristol Laboratories Ltd’ printed on it. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The box contained two purple and white pillow cases and smelled very strongly of cigarette smoke, air holes had been pierced in the box. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Despite the ordeal, a veterinary inspection found she had no health concerns, an RSPCA officer said it was “absolutely astonishing” that someone would dump her in a taped-up box. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The lay-by where the box was dumped can be found on the A548 shortly before the turn-off for Pen-Y-Ffordd, heading west. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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RSPCA Cymru is calling on anyone with information to contact the charity’s inspectorate appeal line, so the charity can decipher how the cat came to be abandoned in this way. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Jenny Anderton, RSPCA inspector, said:

“We’re urging anyone with any pertinent information about how this poor cat was abandoned like this to contact us. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The box was found in an A548 lay-by, near Mostyn, shortly before the Pen-Y-Ffordd turn-off. It’s absolutely astonishing that anyone thought it acceptable to dump a fellow living creature like this. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“A female tabby cat was found in the taped-up cardboard box, with only a couple of pillowcases for comfort. The box had a strong stench of cigarette smoke. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Fortunately, the cat was in good condition and found to have no ill effects – and is now in our care, with no microchip evident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“If anyone has any information at all, they’re urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. All calls are treated in confidence.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

RSPCA Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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