RSPCA Launches Investigation into Abandoned Cats Found in Cardboard Box in Crockenhill

RSPCA Launches Investigation into Abandoned Cats Found in Cardboard Box in Crockenhill

RSPCA Launches Investigation After Cats Dumped in Cardboard Box in Crockenhill

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a disturbing incident where a cat and a four-month-old kitten were found abandoned in a sealed cardboard box on the side of the road in Eynsford Road, Crockenhill. The pair, believed to be a mother and daughter, were discovered by a concerned member of the public who heard them crying inside the box. The cats, later named Morticia and Wednesday by the RSPCA, were covered with a newspaper and left near a recycling center.

After being taken to a veterinarian, it was discovered that the two-year-old cat had a large abdominal hernia and was severely underweight. The kitten was also underweight and had worms and an infected wound. RSPCA inspector Kirsten Ormerod described the act as “cruel” and expressed gratitude to the person who found the cats and brought them to the vet.

The cats are now in the care of the RSPCA and are recovering from their injuries. They will be available for adoption once they have fully recovered. The welfare charity is urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward and help with their investigation. The cats were not microchipped or neutered, which is believed to be a contributing factor to their abandonment.

The RSPCA is also reminding pet owners about the importance of neutering their cats to prevent unwanted litters. With the cost of living crisis and the effects of the pandemic, animal neglect and abandonment is at a three-year high in the UK. The RSPCA received over 20,000 calls about abandoned animals last year alone. In an effort to combat this issue, new legislation will require all pet cats in England to be microchipped once they reach 20 weeks of age. Owners will also be required to keep their contact details up-to-date on a pet microchipping database.

The RSPCA, which is celebrating its 200th birthday this year, is hoping to inspire one million people to join their movement in supporting animals. They also offer help and advice for pet owners struggling during the cost-of-living crisis on their website. Animal welfare organizations are under immense pressure and it is important for pet owners to take responsibility for their pets and prevent unwanted litters.

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