Cat found with burns probably ‘thrown on fire’

Cat found with burns probably ‘thrown on fire’

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 3:24pm 18th November 2019. (Updated at 4:26pm 18th November 2019)

A cat found in Weymouth with burns is suspected to have been thrown on a fire.

One-year-old Bengal cat Tigger has been left with injuries to her legs and face after being found in a distressed state last Sunday (10th November).

Tigger’s owner, Sunny Guest, contacted the RSPCA after her cat was rushed to an emergency vet for treatment.

Tigger the Bengal cat

‘Subhuman’

Sunny said:

“The vet said her injuries were consistent with being thrown on a fire. What kind of person could throw a cat onto a fire? 

“It’s subhuman. It breaks my heart to think this happened to Tigger and that it could happen to another animal.

“She had burns, scorched fur, and her whiskers were missing. There were also burn marks on her collar which was missing her name tag when she was found.”

Corscombe Close

Tigger was found with her injuries in Corscombe Close in Weymouth. The incident is thought to have happened somewhere near the Rodway Trail in the early hours of Sunday morning.

RSPCA inspector Ken Snook, who is investigating for the animal welfare charity, said:

 “We’re pleased that Tigger is now recovering back with her family but are really concerned and appeal to anyone who knows what happened to Tigger, or who was responsible, to share this information with me by calling our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

The RSPCA is appealing to anyone who might have information to get in touch.