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Appeal after cat found dumped in cardboard box

Chester was discovered on Sunday afternoon Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was dumped in a closed cardboard box on the side of a street in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

The tabby and white male cat, now named Chester, was discovered on Gensing Road on Sunday afternoon. He was discovered at about 3.30pm inside a box with blue tissue. He was rescued by a passer-by and the RSPCA was called.

"Chester seems to be doing well now in RSPCA care. He had blood in his urine, but the vet says this could be down to stress. This wouldn't surprise me as it must have been so terrifying to be dumped by the side of the road like this. He is such a lovely boy and I can't imagine why anyone could want to dump him like this - he must have been so scared. If anyone has any information at all we would love to hear from them on 0300 123 8018."

– RSPCA inspector Zoe Ballard

Porker's political preferences

Credit: ITV Meridian

Well, with less than a week to go to the general election, the pollsters are in a frenzy of anticipation.

And at Drusillas Zoo in Sussex they decided to it was time to test the politcal preferences of Porker the Pig.

Handfuls of his favourite food were placed in coloured buckets to represent the main parties. And it seems that Porker is a true blue Tory.

ITV Meridian spoke to Head Keeper at Drusillas Mark Kenward.

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