RSPCA Search For Those Responsible For Drowning Cat In River
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A cat was stuffed in a backpack and drowned in a raging river during the recent South Australian floods, RSPCA SA says.
The cat was found in a backpack that was dragged from the Gawler River, north of Adelaide, on October 2 by people who say they heard the cat's cries.
But the female tortoiseshell was dead by the time the bag was retrieved, RSPCA SA said in a statement on Monday.
The cat, which had a light-blue collar but was not microchipped, was taken to a local vet clinic who alerted the RSPCA.
RSPCA SA chief inspector Andrea Lewis said the drowning appears to be a deliberate act of cruelty.
The animal welfare organisation is searching for those responsible and has called on the public for help, releasing pictures of the cat, her collar and the blue-and-grey backpack.
Anyone with information should call RSPCA SA's cruelty line on 1300 477 722.