|5 drowned cats|
Police launched an investigation after five drowned cats we found dumped behind a row of houses, according to police in the United Kingdom.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is appealing for information after the five dead kittens were found in a child’s backpack dumped behind a row of houses in Nottingham.
The bodies of the black-and-white kittens, all thought to be around five weeks old, were found by a woman in Lodgewood Close, on Monday.
RSPCA inspector Kristy Ludlam, who is investigating the incident, said: “This is a very sad incident, which will no doubt shock people who live in the area. The kittens were found just dumped behind a row of houses in a distinctive pink children’s backpack, which had a turquoise zip.
“All of the cats looked to be in a good body condition and had no obvious injury. However, they were soaking wet, which leads us to believe that they may have been drowned as the bag itself was not wet.
“If this is the case, it is likely that these kittens suffered before they died. Drowning is a horrible way to die.
“The River Leen is only a few hundred meters away, so if they were drowned then it is possible that the incident occurred there.”