Fourth cat found abandoned in west Suffolk
THE RSPCA is appealing for information after another cat was found abandoned in west Suffolk.
The black cat, named Bobby by staff, was found in a cat carrier on a green space in Haverhill on the morning of November 7, and comes after three kittens were found abandoned in a cardboard box in a layby near Wickhambrook, near Bury St Edmunds.
One of the kittens had died.
Bobby, found in Kirtling Place by a member of the public, is about a year old and is unneutered.
There were some cat biscuits left in a dish in the grey cat carrier, which had a green door.
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It is believed one of the reasons why the RSPCA has seen a huge increase in the number of kittens this year is that owners cannot afford to get their cats neutered.
RSPCA inspector Richard Lythgoe said: “It is really sad that we have once again had an incident of a cat being dumped in the Haverhill area.
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“I am really not sure why we are seeing this more frequently, it could be down to the current economic climate, but that is not an excuse.
“If anyone is struggling to cope with their animals, then they should seek help at the earliest opportunity, there are numerous charities around that would be able to offer help and support.
“Even though this cat was left with food, what would have happened if it had not been found?
“It could have died a slow and painful death. I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this latest incident to call the RSPCA cruelty line on 0300 1234999.”
Bobby has been taken to the RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre in Cambridgeshire.
Anyone interested in offering a cat, or any other animal a loving new home, is urged to contact Block Fen on 0300 1230726 or visit the RSPCA West Suffolk branch website at www.rspcasuffolk.org.uk or call 0845 2000287.