The RSPCA is investigating after a cat was found dumped in a bin and wrapped in a plastic bag in Brighton.

The animal charity said the tabby and white puss had to be put to sleep despite being taken to the vets, after it was found by a woman in Newick Road on Tuesday (April, 24).

RSPCA Inspector Liz Wheeler said:

“To dump a cat in any circumstances is awful, but to literally dump him like rubbish in a bag in a bin is unbelievable.

“The poor puss could have easily suffocated in the bag, or even been taken away by the refuse lorry accidentally.

“It’s a miracle that this woman found the cat and rushed him to the vets, but it is so sad that they weren’t able to save him.

“I’d like to hear from anyone who recognises this poor cat, or who may have seen anything suspicious in the area at the time.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and ask for Inspector Wheeler.