Six cats found dead in boxes in Hatfield
PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 October 2012
FIVE kittens were found wrapped up and dead in cardboard boxes on the edge of a field by a teenager in Hatfield.
The RSPCA was alerted to the box by a member of the public on September 22 after their child found a black bin bag containing an adult cat and the boxes of kittens.
On one of the boxes someone had written “RIP Sooty and Scarlet 12 weeks died on 15 – 09 – 12 due to infection”.
The boxes had not been at the location the day and they were found in a wooded area at the edge of a field near to Cunningham Avenue in Hatfield.
RSPCA inspector Peter Warne said: “I just find this whole incident quite bizarre and sad.
“And although there may be an innocent explanation as to why all these cats had died, I would still like to hear from anyone who knows what happened.
“There are no obvious signs of death; mum was found in a black bag, while the kittens were carefully wrapped.
“The bodies were found on 22 September – while the box states that the date of death of two of the kittens was 15 September.
“I would urge anyone who has any information about this incident to please contact me on the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”