Kitten dumped in dog waste bin
Small kitten was dumped in a sealed dog waste bin last week in Castle Road, Pickering. The family pet was found crying in the bin at the bottom of the road when it lived.
The 6-month-old cat, named Gary, was found crying in the bin at the bottom of their road. The family of the feline is warning now other pet owners in the area to be on their guard. The cat's owner was surprised once Gary did not appear once all the family were back home from work and school. It was unusal for the kitten to disappear for so many hours. In the evening, the woman went for a walk with her dogs and it was then when she heard the crying. The woman lifted up the lid of the dog waste bin but because of the trap door she was unable to get the kitten out of it. Fortunately the front was loose so the woman pulled that off and there was Gary. The kitten had run off at first and was very altered. Gary was brought home and the family had him checked over but the kitten won’t go out now or near other people.
RSPCA reminds that causing unnecessary suffering to an animal is a criminal offence under the Animal Welfare Act, punishable with up to six months in prison and a fine of £20,000. Any animal in distress should be reported to its 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.Text and image source: York Press UK