RSPCA warning as anti-freeze kills Blackwood cats

Related Stories

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.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC South East Wales

Weather

Cardiff

27 °C 18 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.