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24 MAR

Seven cats found dumped at road side

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An animal welfare society in the Moorlands is appalled by the state of seven cats which have been found dumped on a road side.

An animal welfare society in the Moorlands is appalled by the state of seven cats which have been found dumped on a road side.

Margaret Russell, of Cheadle Animal Welfare Society said: “Going for a gentle ride on a horse along an idyllic country lane in Church Leigh is usually fairly uneventful.

Not so for Terri and Amy on Monday, March 14 as they spotted a young cat in the hedgerow and then another and then another. In all there were seven of them.

All were scared and very thin. There were no houses or farms in the near vicinity so they must have been dumped earlier in the day.

Terri and Amy went back a little while later and managed to grab two of the cats. A ginger female and a male tabby and white, both four to six months old and took them home to care for them.”

Margaret continued: We , at the society, were then contacted and a visit to the Lime Trees Cat Clinic was arranged for the following day.

Rosie, a very pretty ginger kitten was found to be badly infested with fleas and had a nasty skin condition.

Smudge, a tabby and white tom was emaciated and he too had a huge infestation of fleas.

Bloods were taken and Smudge was found to be dangerously anaemic, but thankfully negative for Feline AIDS and Feline Leukaemia.

His condition was so serious he was admitted to Lime Trees Veterinary Hospital and put on a drip. We have everything crossed that he will survive.”

Later in the day on Tuesday (March 15), two more of the cats were caught with one of those also being found to be very anaemic caused by the heavy burden of fleas. He too had to stay overnight at the vets.

Margaret continued: “As of Tuesday, March 15, there are two more of the cats to be caught. Sadly one little cat had died under a hedge before he could receive any help.

Now, where had these cats come from? Who could be so callous and neglectful to have let them get into such a state, do nothing about it and then dump them in the middle of nowhere? Words fail me. It is all so shocking and upsetting.”

A fundraiser has been set up to help pay for the veterinary care needed by these young cats. If you feel able to make a donation, no matter how large or small, Cheadle Animal Welfare Society would be most grateful and so would Rosie, Smudge, Tinker, Tom, Felix, Camilla, and Charles.

People can make donations via https://gofund.me/0c75dfc then search for Cheadle Animal Welfare

Margaret added: “The whole situation is horrific, leaving so many cats in such an appalling condition in an isolated rural environment.

Those cats must have suffered so much and it was all so unnecessary.

The solution was simple – flea treatment for each cat. Sadly one cat died before help arrived.

To have caused so much suffering for the want of a flea treatment and to dump them all in the middle of nowhere is unforgivable.”

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  • Absolutely disgusting, whoever has done this should be given a big fine and banned from having anymore pets for life. Very upsetting to think how those poor have suffered and for one to die all alone what kind of people are they.
    Written by Sandra, March 24, 2022 - Reply

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