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Heartbreaking CCTV shows pet cat being abandoned

The cat she spent more than four hours locked in the carrier. Credit: RSPCA

This is the moment a cat was abandoned outside a vet in Walsall:

It happened at White Cross Vets on Leamore Lane on Monday (19 August).

The white and tortoiseshell cat has been nicknamed Lea after the road she was abandoned on and she is now being cared for by RSPCA staff.

Staff have said that they understand that people may find themselves in difficult situations and are forced to rehome their animals, but there are better ways to go about it.

The charity has urged people who are struggling with their pets to speak to their local vet or rescue centre, or contact a charity for help.

The cat has been nicknamed Lea. Credit: RSPCA

“Staff at the veterinary surgery found her at 8.10am and when they reviewed CCTV they saw that she’d been left outside at 3.45am meaning she spent more than four hours locked in the carrier in an unfamiliar place in the middle of the night. She must have been terrified.

“The CCTV shows a grey or silver car pulling up outside and a man dressed in dark trousers and a coat, wearing a hat, leaves the cat carrier and a bag by the front door before driving away.

“Inside the plastic bag we found some Catnip, a packet of Dreamies treats, an open bag of Purina GoCat and Clear flea and tick spot on treatment.”

– RSPCA Inspector Beth Boyd