Cat found tied to bin in Horsham

THE RSPCA has appealed for information after a cat was found tied to a bin in Horsham.

A member of the public found the black long-haired cat at a popular dog-walking spot near the entrance to Leechpool Woods in Harwood Road.

The female cat, estimated to be about six years old, was found on April 2 between 1pm and 2pm.

She was wearing a fluorescent yellow flea collar, and had string tied around her neck, tethering her to a dog waste bin.

The Southwater-based RSPCA said this week that the cat was underweight but was otherwise unharmed.

Posters have been put up in the area asking the cat’s owners to come forward.

The cat is currently being cared for by a vet.

If her owners cannot be found the cat will be transferred to an animal centre where she will be made available for adoption.

RSPCA inspector Jodie Gregg said: “She’s a friendly cat and thankfully apart from being thin she doesn’t seem to be any the worse for her ordeal.

“It’s a complete mystery how she came to be tied to this bin, and I’d love to hear from anyone who noticed a cat matching her description in the area.

“Please also let us know if you recognise her or know anything about how she came to be in Leechpool Woods.

“It is a popular spot for dog walkers, so I’m hoping someone may have seen something. If you did, please get in touch.”

Anyone who knows anything about the cat can call the RSPCA in confidence on its 24-hour cruelty and advice line - 0300 1234 999 - and leave a message for inspector Jodie Gregg.