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    Pregnant and injured cat survives after being dumped in wheelie bin

    NewsAnimal CrueltyThursday 11 April 2013
    A pregnant cat has miraculously escaped a horrific attack after being viciously attacked and dumped in a wheelie bin.
    The tortoiseshell cat was found by a member of the public in Merthyr Tydfil after hearing the cat meowing from deep inside the wheelie bin. Experts are unsure how it had the energy to make noise after being in so much pain. It had it’s intestines hanging out and severe cuts to it’s tail. It was only when it reached the veterinary clinic that they released she was pregnant with kittens.
    The vets reacted swiftly and did a life saving operation managing to keep the kittens alive. Unfortunately due to the extent of the injuries on its tail, part of it had to be amputated off.
    It is said that she is now finally on the road to recovery and has been given the name “Hope” since the awful ordeal.
    The RSCPA who are investigating believe that this was done deliberately by a member of the public who purposely injured the cat then put it in a wheelie bin in Lupin Close around April the 9th.
    RSCPA inspector Sian Burton commented that
    “The person who found the poor cat only discovered her because they heard her miaowing,” she said.
    “It is amazing she still had the strength to cry, as she was so badly injured she couldn’t even move.
    “There is no doubt this cat will have suffered extreme pain and distress. To be so badly injured and then dumped in the dark and left to die.
    “It is just awful.”
    The RSCPA are desperate to get in contact with the cat’s owners. She was wearing a pink leopard print collar with a bell however was not microchipped so they are unable to track the owners. If you have any information about this horrific attack then please contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018.
    The person responsible could face up to 6 months in prison or a £20,000 fine.
    Source: Wales Online

    Photo: Gene Hunt
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