Dead cats found dumped in remote Dartmoor layby after suspected poisoning

Picture of a remote layby on Dartmoor

The cats were dumped in a moorland layby - Credit: Pic: Submitted

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats were found dead in a remote layby in the Dartmoor National Park

A member of the public made the grim discovery at around 9.45am on Tuesday December 22 in a layby near Holming Bream off the B3357 close to Dartmoor Prison before calling the animal welfare charity.

The young cats, an unneutered male and pregnant female, are thought to be of Oriental or Siamese breed and were not microchipped.

RSPCA Animal Rescue Officer Megan Higgins is now appealing for information.

She said: “This is an extremely distressing and concerning discovery. At this stage, we don’t know exactly how these cats died. However they’ve been seen by a vet who has confirmed they looked in good body condition and there were no obvious injuries. We suspect they may have perhaps been poisoned by antifreeze.

“It is unlikely that these two cats died where they were found so we are very keen to find out what happened to them, and who dumped them."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.


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