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Five week old cat found abandoned in a taped box

Animal centres in Kent say they have run out of space to care for abandoned, sick or injured cats. This cat was found abandoned in a taped box when it was just five weeks old.

Becky Blackmore, from the RSPCA said, "our local RSPCA branches never put a cat to sleep if it can be rehomed. However, resources are now so stretched that we need the public to support us to ensure we can continue to provide this service for unwanted, abandoned sick and injured cats in Kent."

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RSPCA warning after 'spate of cat shootings'

Sandy having recovered from shooting. Credit: RSPCA

A cat has been shot with an air rifle in Ferndown, Dorset, leaving the pellet lodged in his jaw muscles just behind his eye.

The RSPCA say they are hunting the person responsible for the shooting. Sandy, a one year-old cat, was found last week by his owners with the bullet wound.

They rushed him to the emergency vets where he underwent treatment. He is now making a good recovery.

However, the RSPCA warns that there has been a spate of shootings in the area and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

RSPCA Insp Graham Hammond said: "Since the owner reported this incident, we have learned that there have been a number of similar incidents in the local area – so we are asking people to be vigilant.

“This cat appears to have been shot deliberately and could have been killed."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the RSPCA in strictest confidence on 0300 1238018.

Please help us find Omar Sharif?

Omar Sharif relaxing at home in Whitney Credit: Dawn and Railton Elliott

Cat lovers Dawn and Railton Elliott will give anyone who can help them find their pet cat Omar Sharif a lifetime's supply of chocolate. The couple from Whitney own a chocolate company and hope that the unique reward will return their shy pet to them.

Omar Sharif enjoys a belly rub Credit: Dawn and Railton Elliott
Omar Sharif relaxes on the sofa Credit: Dawn and Railton Elliott

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Cat dies after being shot four times

X-ray of Charlie Credit: Kent Police

Police are appealing for information after a family’s pet cat was shot with an air rifle - and had to be put down.

Charlie, the ginger tom, was shot somewhere in the Callard Close and Mickleburgh Avenue area of Herne Bay in Kent at some time between Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon last week.

The cat was taken to a local vet who confirmed that Charlie had a broken leg, and an x-ray revealed he had been shot four times.

Pictures released of cat which survived microwave ordeal

The RSPCA has released this image of a cat which survived being put in a microwave Credit: RSPCA

An RSPCA investigation is underway following reports that an eight-year-old boy put his neighbour’s cat into a microwave.

The cat was taken for treatment and is recovering, although damage caused by the microwave can permanently harm internal organs.

Claims boy put cat in microwave

An investigation is underway following reports that an eight-year-old boy put his neighbour’s cat into a microwave.

The cat's owner, who lives in Rochester in Kent, claims he heard the microwave being operated and came downstairs to find his neighbour’s young son had put the cat inside.

The cat was taken for treatment and is recovering, although damage caused by the microwave can permanently harm internal organs.

RSPCA inspector Ray Bailey said: “This was an absolutely horrendous incident and all themore shocking because of the alleged involvement of such a young child.”

Because the accused child is under the age of ten, the RSPCA and the police are unable toundertake criminal proceedings against him.

Inspector Bailey has however contacted the Youth Offending Team at Medway Police Stationand Social Services regarding the incident.

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