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Woman 'invited kids to kill' cat after abandoning pet

The elderly cat has been nicknamed Minnie Credit: RSPCA

An elderly cat is 'not in a good way' after she was abandoned in a box in Stoke-on-Trent.

RSPCA is appealing for information after a group of children said they saw a woman dump the animal and told them they could ‘kill the cat’ if they wanted.

The children said the woman had a dalmatian dog with her and dumped the cat in Wileman Street at around 4pm on Thursday, 31 August.

The elderly cat, who has been nicknamed Minnie, was collected by an RSPCA inspector and is still under treatment at a local vets.

RSPCA inspector Natalie Perehovsky said:

Minnie is not in a good way at all. When she was found she was struggling to use her back legs and part of her tail - which was deformed - was missing. She is so thin, dehydrated and weak and has only three teeth.

Her paws were stained yellow and she had a lot of matted fur.

– RSPCA inspector Natalie Perehovsky

The animal charity said her health has not improved since she was found, but the vets are trying their best.