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Appeal after cat caught in trap near Holywell

A CAT was left injured after it was caught in a trap.

RSPCA welfare officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened in Penyffordd, near Holywell, last Tuesday morning.

Builders found the black-and-white cat with its leg caught in a gin trap, which had been baited with a sausage.

Although they managed to free the pet, they could not catch it and called the RSPCA.

Inspector Rachael Davies said: “It is paramount that we find this cat, whether it’s someone’s pet or a stray, as according to the builders’ accounts its injuries were quite severe and they believed the leg looked like it needed amputating.

“If people in the area could keep an eye out for this poor cat, this would be a great way to help us and the poor animal itself.

“Although it’s not illegal to own a gin trap it is illegal to set them as they’ve been outlawed for decades.

“The perpetrator should take strong heed of this whether they were after legal quarry or whether they were using the trap to deliberately target cats.

“In addition, whether this is a one-off or not, I would ask cat owners in the area to remain vigilant toward their pets’ whereabouts for the time being.”

Anyone who finds the cat or has any information should call the RSPCA cruelty hotline on 0300 1234 999.