Cat left for dead in Hatfield after being abandoned in cage

PUBLISHED: 16:04 26 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:49 26 October 2018

The cat that Kim Allcroft's boyfriend found cruelly abandoned in a box. Picture: Supplied.

The cat that Kim Allcroft's boyfriend found cruelly abandoned in a box. Picture: Supplied.

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The RSPCA is investigating after a cat was found left for dead in a locked up cage in Hatfield.

Kim Allcroft’s boyfriend found the cat abandoned in Bishops Rise woods, down a side path by the Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel.

At the time, the support worker was with one of his residents so he called the RSPCA and Kim, who rushed down to collect the feline.

The Birchwood resident took the cat home but said it was a struggle to open the cage as it was jammed shut.

She told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “It’s so upsetting and cruel because she would not have been able to get out of that cage.

“She was left there to die.”

Kim, who is also a support worker, bathed the cat as she was covered in her own urine and faeces.

The 29-year-old planned to keep the cat as she “refused” to let whoever abandoned her get her back, but the RSPCA is currently looking after the cat while an investigation is undertaken to discover who ditched her.

Kim added: “I will fight until I have her back and will make sure the RSPCA rehome her to me so she can have a safe home.

“Cats Protection have been great and are keeping me updated with how she is.”

The RSPCA have confirmed that the cat was not microchipped and will most likely be available for rehoming soon.

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