A CAT was found dead near wasteland with a homemade snare around its neck.
The unneutered adult male was discovered on a footpath off Flatts Lane in Treeton.
The trap, which tightens as the animal tries to get free, was still around its neck.
RSPCA inspector Ben Cottle-Shaw said: “This poor cat was found by a member of the public who took him to a local vets.
“We don’t know for sure that the snare caused his death but it seems likely.
“He isn’t microchipped and wasn’t wearing a collar with any identification details, so we don’t know whether there is an owner out there missing him or whether he was a stray.”
The RSPCA opposed the manufacture, sale and use of snares, which are legal to catch some wild animals. The charity says more than two-thirds of snared animals are not the intended species.
Anyone with information about this incident, on October 20, is urged to call or leave a message on the appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
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