We are seeing a year on year increase in the number of abandoned cats in Coventry.
For whatever reason some people simply abandon their cats. Some dump them outside petshops or pubs hoping they will be taken to safety, others dump them in the countyside thinking that they will be able to fend for themselves – even 6 week old kittens!
The two kittens here were found in a plastic bag hanging from a tree in November – they were about a day old. Sadly, despite our best efforts they did not survive kittenhood.
It is illegal to abandon a cat and anyone prosecuted for this can face a fine of up to £20,000 and a year in jail.
Some people just move and decide not to take their cat with them.
If you know that a neighbour has moved and left their animals then you should report this to the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999. The calls are taken in confidence, so provide as much information as possible so that the RSPCA can decide whether to prosecute.