Tragic story to the cat found at Rototuna
The Waikato SPCA have finalised the investigation of the cat found at Rototuna last week.
The story is a horrible mistake gone wrong. The owners had moved house and the cat was persistent about going outside. They thought by tying a robe belt around the cat’s waist they could keep him safe. The cat managed to escape and had been missing for over 2 weeks.
The SPCA can’t stress had this cat been microchipped how different this story may have been. The case for missing animals especially cats could be solved simply and quickly if pets are microchipped and registered.
We don’t know what happened to the cat we can only assume it went roaming for food and found its way to the bin and got it-self strung up. This unfortunate mistake has cost the owners their pet and they are dealing with their mistake. ‘However, this kind of accident is more common than realised’ says Waikato SPCA Inspector Donna. Inspectors across the country are often called to suspicious acts that we are bound by code to investigate. The SPCA has seen many tragic mistakes with dogs on ropes hanging themselves, kids playing with cats and tying ribbons on them all innocent acts but with potentially deadly consequences.
The SPCA acted on the information it had and could never rule out the possibility that this had been an intentional act.
Thanks to the public and the media we were able to find out what happened. This story is very sad, but mistakes do happen the SPCA pleads with owners please microchip your pet and if you are unsure about animal care call us, we are here to help.