The RSPCA is appealing for information after a severely injured cat was found abandoned in a box in Bradford.
The cat was discovered on Tuesday 8 September in Hawes Road, and the member of the public who found the young white and grey cat contacted the RSPCA for help.
Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Tina Hallas is now appealing for information on how the cat came to be abandoned.
She said: “This poor cat was found under a box with a tin of opened food and some water. Sadly, her two front legs were bandaged up although it doesn’t look like this was done by a vet. She also had a cracked pelvis and a possible spinal injury as she had no feeling in her tail or backend.
“Once the bandages were unravelled the vets saw that she was missing a toe on one paw and the tissue on the leg had died. Her front leg had also been degloved. She must have been in a lot of pain when she was abandoned.
“Sadly, her injures were so severe that the vets decided that the best thing to do was to put her to sleep to end her suffering. I am now appealing for anyone with information on how the cat came to be in such a bad state, and how she was abandoned, to contact the inspectorate line on 0300 123 8018.
“There is never an excuse to abandon an animal like this and especially when they are so clearly in need of veterinary attention. It’s very distressing that this did not have a better outcome for this poor cat.”