THE RSPCA is appealing for information to find the person responsible for dumping three pet cats in an alleyway in Northwich.

A woman came across the three cats after they had been left in two pet carriers abandoned in an alleyway off Greenall Road before Christmas.

The woman took the two females and one male, thought to be around five, to the Ark Veterinary Surgery in Northwich and they reported the matter to the RSPCA.

Northwich Guardian:

The cats were taken into the care of the RSPCA Altrincham branch and are now staying in a foster home until they are ready to be put up for rehoming.

RSPCA Inspector Nadine Pengilly is now appealing for information to find the person responsible for dumping the three pets on the morning of Wednesday, December 18.

Nadine said: “The cats are gorgeous and appear to have been well cared for previously so it is strange that they were found like this. Normally unwanted kittens or neglected cats are abandoned.

Northwich Guardian:

“The cats were left in two pet carriers which both appeared clean so we believe they would only have been at the spot for a couple of hours however they were left with no food and water and it was very cold.

“The cats were not microchipped so I am appealing to anyone who may recognise them and could help me identify the owner. It makes me wonder if they belonged to an elderly person who passed away and their relatives decided they could not cope with them.

“I am also keen to trace anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time to contact me and I would also like the lady who found the cats and took them to the vets to get in touch as she may be able to provide me with more information that will help with the inquiry.”

The three cats will remain in RSPCA care and will be offered for rehoming together.

Anyone who can help should contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.