South East Wales

RSPCA warning as anti-freeze kills Blackwood cats

The RSPCA says someone may be deliberately poisoning cats with anti-freeze in Blackwood in Caerphilly county.

It says at least two cats have died in the town this month and has warned those responsible could be jailed.

In one case a male ginger cat from the town's Fairview area collapsed and was taken to a vet where tests confirmed anti-freeze poisoning.

The animal charity is urging owners to be vigilant.

A spokesman said: "Although there is no evidence such as the remains of poisoned food, the owner believes the poisoning is happening in the local area as his cat didn't stray far.

"There have also been reports that other cats have died in suspicious circumstances in the area in past years."

Anti-freeze is highly dangerous to cats and just a very small amount can cause kidney failure.

The RSPCA has asked anyone with information to contact the charity's cruelty and information line in confidence on 0300 1234999.

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