Appeal for information after bodies of cats found dumped in bin bags

Appeal for information after bodies of cats found dumped in bin bags

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four dead cats were discovered in black bin bags and dumped in dense undergrowth in Grimsby.

A member of the public spotted the horrible discovery on 1 July near the Carr Lane Social Club and contacted the RSPCA for help.

There were two bin bags with two cats in each bag of Oriental or Siamese breed. One of the cats was an entire male and one of them was a pregnant female.

RSPCA Inspector Laura Jones is now appealing for information to find out how the cats died.

She said:

This is an extremely distressing and concerning discovery. At this stage, we don't know how these cats died however, it is unlikely that these four healthy looking cats died naturally so we are very keen to find out what happened to them. 

They were found in bin bags in some undergrowth not far from the social club. They looked in good body condition and there were no obvious injuries apart from some blood on their noses. We believe one of the female cats was also sadly pregnant when she died.

There were other dumped bin bags found in the area which the caller was concerned could potentially hold more bodies but on closer inspection, these ones did appear to have rubbish in them.

The cats were not microchipped and appear to have died recently. 

If anyone has any information about this please contact the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

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