UNITED KINGDOM – The RSPCA is now investigating after a kitten was found tied up in a pillowcase on a pile of grass cuttings in Suffolk.
The black kitten, who has been nicknamed Snowy, is thought to be about six months old and was found at Lound near Lowestoft on Thursday 8 September.
The kitten was first found at around 8am but the pillowcase was reportedly dry, suggesting it had not been there overnight where it would have most likely become somewhat damp following the misty weather overnight.
The RSPCA claims there were also no footprints around the grass heap, which may also suggest that the kitten had been thrown over the nearby hedge.
“This is a really concerning incident. The kitten was found wearing a collar, but had had no tag or microchip. At this point we don’t know if she was abandoned by her owners, or has been stolen or lost, and then cruelly dumped by somebody else”, said Amy Collingsworth, who is RSPCA Deputy Chief Inspector.
“Thankfully the kitten is doing well now she’s in RSPCA care, but why somebody tied her up in a pillowcase and left her alone is mystery, not to mention a really terrible, cruel thing to do”
The kitten is currently being cared for at RSPCA Norwich and Mid Norfolk branch.
She is said to be doing quite well and is extremely sweet and playful, despite her ordeal.
If no owner comes forward to claim her after seven days have passed, she will then be able to be re-homed when she is ready.
Anyone who may have information about this case may call the RSPCS inspector’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018!