Cat owners warned about traps
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.
Django was found injured in Mandurah last week.