ANIMAL lovers are hoping the RSPCA will take care of this injured stray cat.
Smudgy the cat, who wanders the area of Brynithel near St Illtyd’s Church, is looked after by a community of animal lovers who are becoming concerned about his welfare.
Three months ago the residents noticed Smudgy had got tangled in some metal wire that was cutting into his flesh.
The residents contacted the RSPCA and are still waiting for something to be done.
“When we noticed his injury we phoned the RSPCA straight away but they have done nothing to help him, it is horrible to see him in pain and we really wanted to do something for him.
“I have phoned several times and we think it is disgusting that the RSPCA is ignoring this case, if we could catch Smudgy we would take him to the vets.
As the weeks have gone on the residents fear Smudgy’s injury has got worse and the only option may be to put him down.
“If the RSPCA had come when we first phoned I think looking after Smudgy would have been quite easy,” Miss Combstock added.
“However, the longer it has gone on the worse it has got, he walked near me the other day and I could smell his flesh rotten.
“I would hate to see him put down but I can’t stand the thought of him dying slowly either. If the metal wire gets caught he could starve to death.
“I am really disappointed with the RSPCA because if Smudgy was my cat they would prosecute me for letting him live in this way but it is okay for them to leave him like this when they have known about it for months.”
At the time of going to press, the RSPCA were only available to issue the following comment: “We take this matter very seriously and we are looking into it.”
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