Victoria’s RSPCA recently shared a sad and honestly disgusting story of a cat found in an illegal trap. The poor feline was found stuck in a fishpond in a Mooroolbark backyard just east of Melbourne. One of its front paws was stuck in a serrated steel trap, and after a closer inspection, vets revealed nerve damage and fractures.
The culprit has yet to be caught. Due to the severe injuries, the cat’s leg was amputated. It’s doing fine, but will have to learn to live with a limb less. No one knows how long it was stuck there, but the poor kitty was exhausted. It wasn’t microchipped, so even though it wore a collar, the shelter hasn’t been able to identify its owner.
It wasn’t able to identify the culprit too. This horrific act of animal cruelty must not stay unpunished. The center is hoping that it’ll find the perpetrator soon, and encourages anyone with information to come up front.
If found, the person responsible could face a fine over $80,000 and spend as much as two years in jail. We hope they’re caught soon.