A cat which was weighted down with a concrete breeze block has been found in a city canal.
The RSPCA is now appealing for information after the body of a cat was found by a member of the public on the evening of Thursday, June 28 in the Grand Union Canal near to bridge 89, which runs near to the Peartree Bridge pub in Peartree Bridge.
The head of the female black and white adult cat was seen floating in the water by a member of the public and later removed.
The cat had been weighted down with a breeze block which had been tied with a blue rope.
RSPCA inspector Sue Haywood, who is investigating the incident, said: “Sadly the likelihood is that cat was drowned as I cannot imagine that someone would have done all this if the cat was already dead.
“This is an exceptionally cruel incident and this poor cat would have suffered immensely and it makes me sick to think that someone has treated it this way.
“The cat was dumped in a very busy area so we are appealing to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously and urge them to call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
“The cat had no other obvious signs of injuries.”
To help the RSPCA investigate cases like this text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (text costs £3 plus one standard network rate message).