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It’s the fourth time a deceased cat is reported to have been present in suspicious circumstances at Black Carr Woods in Pudsey.
The latest incident, which has been reported to the RSPCA, concerned a feminine tortoiseshell kitten who was discovered by a canine walker on a path close to the Ned Lane entrance on January 30.
The kitten, who is assumed to have been round 4 months previous, had been positioned in a reusable Christmas bag from The Works after which left in a white sandbag. She was taken by the finder to the PDSA in Bradford, the place wounds on each side of her neck and indicators of trauma in her mouth have been famous.
The identical canine walker can be stated to have discovered two useless grownup cats in the identical location final summer season and one in October. One in every of them, which was additionally taken to the PDSA, had a wound to the midriff space.
The RSPCA has stated the incidents are “extremely concerning” and has appealed for anybody with data to return ahead.
RSPCA animal rescue officer Hannah Williams has been to the world and made enquiries. The native council has additionally been knowledgeable.
She stated: “It appears that someone is deliberately going out of their way to go to this area, walk along a quiet footpath and then cruelly discard their unwanted pets and we don’t know if they are alive at the time or already dead – but is obviously disturbing.
“We’re extremely concerned about how this little kitten may have sustained her injuries, as well as the welfare of her mum, possible siblings and other cats that may also belong to the person or people who are doing this.
“The fact it’s happened before at this location leads us to believe the incidents may be linked, but we need people with first-hand information to help us. Does anyone recognise the bags, seen suspicious activity in the area or have first-hand information that could help us? If so, please get in touch as a matter of urgency.”
Individuals with data which might assist the RSPCA’s investigation can name 0300 123 8018 quoting incident quantity 01216628.