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A470 Cat

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was dumped in a pet carrier in a layby on the A470 road near Caerphilly.

A driver travelling north on the A470 from Cardiff to Merthyr witnessed a man wearing a blue coat and jeans get out a white Fiesta type car and dump a pet carrier with a cat inside on the side of the road on the southbound carriageway near the Caerphilly turn off.

The incident was witnessed on 23 November in the early afternoon.

The kind passer by then took the tabby cat to a nearby vets, who then contacted RSPCA Cymru.

RSPCA inspector Selina Griffiths said:

“This poor tabby cat must have been so frightened being left on the side of the road, and it was very lucky that a passer-by picked her up and took her to safety.

“She was taken to RSPCA’s Merthyr Tydfil clinic for a veterinary check up and is now being taken to RSPCA Newport Animal Centre. She has been eating and drinking well and has a stiff back leg, but we think that it is age related.

“She is aged around eight and didn’t have a collar or microchip.

“If anyone has any information about this cat please could they call us on the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are in confidence.”