Young cat found in a taped shut box dumped by rubbish bins in Great Yarmouth

The cat was found taped inside a box. Picture: RSPCA East Norfolk

The cat was found taped inside a box. Picture: RSPCA East Norfolk - Credit: RSPCA East Norfolk

A cat was found taped up inside a box left by rubbish bins.

The little animal was found trapped in Louise Close, Great Yarmouth earlier in the week.

The animal is now in the care of the RSPCA East Norfolk Branch.

The young female tabby was scanned for a microchip, but no chip was found.

Anyone has any info as to who did this please call 07927 000466.


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Advice from Cats Protection on what to do if you find a stray cat:

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• If the cat is friendly enough to approach, check if there is a collar or ID tags – if it belongs to someone, you can give them a call to arrange a happy reunion. If there are no visible signs of ownership, take the cat to your local veterinary clinic or Cats Protection branch. The cat will be scanned for a microchip and contact can be made with the registered owners.

• In the meantime, keep the lost cat safe and provide it with food and clean water. It is advised not to give a cat cow's milk as many are lactose intolerant. If you're unable to take the cat home with you, you might want to provide it with a temporary shelter. Try a sturdy cardboard box with an old blanket.

• Advertise the found cat - print posters, it might just catch someone's eye. You can also report the cat as found online and social media.

• A lost cat might be nervous, especially if sick and injured – so approach with caution. The safest way to move the cat is to carefully cover him in a blanket before picking him up. This keeps the cat safe as well as shielding you from claws!

If you're worried about the health of the cat, call the RSPCA on its emergency number 0300 1234 999 (UK). If the cat is injured, take it to your nearest veterinary practice as soon as possible. Vets have an ethical duty of care to treat sick and injured animals and will help an injured stray cat at no financial cost to the finder.

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