Cat with legs taped and cable-tied together dumped in park and left for dead in horrific act of animal cruelty
A tortured pet cat with its legs duct-taped and tied together with cable was discovered by a Melborne resident in a public park. The cat was reportedly left to die at the Wally Tew Reserve in Ferntree Gully in Melbourne, Australia before the local found the feline on Thursday, April 30.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), Victoria, was alerted by the unidentified local before they took the distressed animal to a vet for treatment. Reports state that the duct tape and cable tie were wrapped so tightly around the cat's hind legs that the tie cut into its flesh and his legs were swollen.
The RSPCA, which has launched an investigation into the incident, released pictures of the cat, which show him having a cut on his nose and part of his right ear was missing, suggesting that it had been cut off by someone, according to the Daily Mail. The vets reportedly succeeded in removing the tape and cable ties from the cat's legs and assessed him for additional injuries and additional health conditions.
RSPCA Victoria Inspector Kate Davies released a statement saying that the feline was now in their care and they are probing the circumstances on how he was abused and left to die in the park. Davies, who branded the assault on the animal as "horrific", also added that it does not seem that the cat has suffered any permanent damage as a result of the incident.
"Thankfully it does not appear the cat has suffered any permanent damage however would have been in significant physical pain and experienced mental distress," Davies said. "This was a horrific act of animal cruelty and our thanks go to the person who found the animal and reacted quickly allowing the cat to avoid further suffering.
"We are asking anyone who recognizes the cat or has information about this incident to please come forward to help us identify the person or persons responsible for this act of cruelty," the inspector added.
The animal welfare organization has urged anyone with knowledge or information relating to this incident to call 03 9224 2222 or visit rspcavic.org to make a report.
The RSPCA, last month, had also brought another disturbing incident to the fore by releasing shocking images of a cat burnt to death on a disposable BBQ in Doncaster, UK. The animal welfare charity had said that they were looking into reports that a cat was skewered and burnt in an alleyway in Wheatley after it was discovered by a horrified dog walker.
The discovery was made by Diane Powney in an alleyway opposite shops in Beckett Road, where she was on her way back from walking her dogs, according to Examiner Live. The cat was reportedly discovered on top of a disposable BBQ with a rod inserted into it. An investigation has been launched by the RSPCA, who have appeared for more information on the incident from the public.
“The person who found the cat said she had a skewer through her body and was laying on the top of a disposable barbecue," RSPCA Inspector Tamsin Drysdale said. “She was so badly burned it isn’t possible to be sure what color her fur was."