THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two dead cats were found dumped in the back garden of a home in Wath, South Yorkshire.
RSPCA Inspector Sandra Dransfield recovered the two adult cats, one black and white and the other tortoiseshell, from an address in Bushfield Road on Sunday, 4 February.
The owner of the black and white cat had contacted the RSPCA after discovering the pets lying in her back garden; the other cat belonged to the owner’s relative who also lives close by.
Neither cat displayed any outward sign of injury, although both had froth around their mouths suggesting that the cats may have been poisoned.
Inspector Dransfield said: ‘This is a strange incident which was deeply shocking for the pet owners involved. Both cats were in a good, healthy condition and had been happily going about their business just hours before they were discovered dead.
‘Because two cats were involved and found so close together, it is unlikely this was an unfortunate accident. The fact both had foam around their mouths suggests they may have met their deaths in a more worrying manner.
‘We are now trying to determine how these two, healthy cats came about their unfortunate end. If anyone has any information which may enlighten us, I urge them to contact the RSPCA immediately.’
* The RSPCA cruelty and advice line can be contacted confidentially on 0870 55 55 999.