THE RSPCA WA is warning cat owners to be on their guard after two cats were caught in steel jaw traps in separate incidents.
Chief executive David van Ooran said it was of great concern, as the devices cause serious injury.
“The traps can potentially lead to a long, painful death,” he said.
Last week the RSPCA was called to a property in Mandurah when a member of the public reported 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,” Mr Van Ooran said.
“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 old, desexed with an ear tattoo but unfortunately has no collar or microchip.
Anyone who recognises Django or knows his owner should call 1300 CRUELTY.
The other cat trap incident was in Wattle Grove and the cat had to be put down because of its injuries.