Abandoned cat found in layby with apologetic note written on a paper plate by former owner

By Ben Fitzgerald - 8 August 2019


The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found in a navy blue holdall near a deserted cafe in a layby.

The discovery was made by a member of the public who spotted a suspicious bag in Ashton Road, Hilperton, near Trowbridge on Monday evening.

RSPCA inspector Hayley Lawrence arranged for the member of public to take the cat to a local vet on the RSPCA’s behalf. The vet’s staff found a female tabby cat with a note written on a paper plate.

The note is only partially readable and reads: "My name is Roxy, I’m a 4 year old girl...look after...sorry Roxy...I had no choice." 

Roxy has been checked over by the vet and is in good health, she has no microchip but is now recovering in RSPCA care where she will be rehomed if nobody comes forward.

Hayley said: “This is just heartbreaking for poor Roxy, I can only imagine the owner felt they had no other choice but it is never acceptable to leave a pet in this way, anything could have happened.

“We are as always very grateful to the member of the public who phoned us with this information so we were able to step in and help Roxy. 

“If anyone does recognise Roxy and wants to speak with us in confidence they can do so on our inspectorate appeal line 0300 123 8018.”

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