Cat own­ers warned about traps

Southern Telegraph - - News -

RSPCA WA is warn­ing cat own­ers to be on their guard af­ter two fe­lines were caught in steel jaw traps in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents in Man­durah and Wat­tle Grove.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive-David van Oo­ran said one of the cats had to be put down be­cause of its in­juries.

“This is of great con­cern as th­ese de­vices cause se­ri­ous in­jury and can po­ten­tially lead to a long, painful death,” Mr van Oo­ran said.

“The first in­ci­dent hap­pened at Wat­tle Grove and ear­lier last week we were called to a prop­erty in Man­durah fol­low­ing a mem­ber of the pub­lic see­ing a cat with a trap at­tached to its paw run­ning along a fence and tak­ing refuge un­der a car.

“The cat, which the staff has named Django, has had the trap re­moved from his paw and re­mains in our care re­ceiv­ing vet treat­ment.

“Django is a lovely, friendly tabby boy — we think some­one may be miss­ing him and we would like to be able to re­unite them.”

Django is about six years of age, de­sexed with ear tat­too, but un­for­tu­nately has no col­lar or mi­crochip.

If any­one knows Django or his owner, please con­tact RSPCA WA on 1800 CRU­ELTY.

Pic­ture: RSPCA

Django was found in­jured in Man­durah last week.

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