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Info plea after cat’s body found on phone box roof

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 03, 2014

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AN appeal for information has been launched after the body of a cat was found dumped on top of a telephone box.

The RSPCA issued the plea after recovering the animal’s body, which had been spotted by a member of the public in South Drive, Newhall.

An inspector said that, on arriving at the scene, she made the grisly discovery inside a black Tesco Finest shopping bag.

Now, bosses from the animal rescue charity are appealing for information in a bid to find those responsible for the cat’s death.

Inspector Jayne Bashford said: “This was a horrible incident – the cat had injuries to its head and there was blood.

“It appears this cat is likely to have suffered as a result of its injuries and I would urge anyone with any information or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area to get in touch.”

The cat’s body was found by a member of a public on Sunday, April 20.

Ms Bashford was subsequently called to the scene and, when she opened the bag, saw a male domestic short-haired white and tabby feline inside.

The RSPCA has put up posters appealing for information and the cat’s owner has come forward, and is said to be devastated by the news.

They had let the animal out the night before and it never returned.

Anyone with information is urged to call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 or text HELP to 78866.

More information is available by visiting www.rspca.org.uk/

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