Fury after cats are dumped outside Ingoldisthorpe school

Four adult and two kittens that were abandoned in a single cat carrier outside a local primary school are now being cared for by the RSPCA. Animal Care Assistant Gemma Neve with the two kittens. ANL-151201-144526009
Four adult and two kittens that were abandoned in a single cat carrier outside a local primary school are now being cared for by the RSPCA. Animal Care Assistant Gemma Neve with the two kittens. ANL-151201-144526009

The “wicked” owner of six cats brutally rammed into a cat carrier before being dumped in freezing cold temperatures has been reported to the police.

The four adult cats and two kittens were crammed into a carrier designed to accommodate just one cat and then abandoned outside Ingoldisthorpe Primary School over the weekend.

Luckily the terrified animals were discovered by Penny Skate, manager of the West Norfolk RSPCA Rehoming Centre, who lives next door to the school.

She said: “I could barely lift the carrier and at first could not make out what was inside, it was just a mass of fur.

“The cats must have been brutally rammed into the cat carrier and were so tightly packed together that there was no room for them to move at all.

“The cats were covered in each other’s urine and faeces and were terrified by their horrendous ordeal.”

Mrs Skate immediately rushed the cats to the Rehoming Centre at Eau Brink in Tilney All Saints so they could be safely removed from the carrier in one of their spacious, heated cat pens.

Mrs Skate contacted the Lynn News to make the public aware of the cruel abandonment, and to remind pet owners it is against the law to abandon animals of any kind.

She also urged people to contact the Rehoming Centre if animals are no longer wanted and it will do its very best to help.

“There is just no excuse for such wicked cruelty,” she said.

Mrs Skate has reported the incident to the police. It is believed the cats were dumped sometime between 10.15pm on Saturdayand 6am on Sunday.

Anyone with information as to who may have left the cats outside the school can contact police on 101.

The centre is now appealing for anyone who may be able to rehome the cats and kittens to come forward.

For more information contact the centre on 01553 618889 or send an email to jo@westnorfolkrspca.org.uk

The centre is also open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 3pm and by appointment on Sundays.