Port Kennedy: cat and kitten dumped, witnesses sought

THE RSPCA WA is calling for witnesses to come forward after a cat and her kitten were dumped in a makeshift crate in Port Kennedy on Saturday, March 26.

RSPCA investigators are looking into the incident which occurred at about 2.30pm on Orleans Drive in Port Kennedy.

A neighbour noticed a recent model black Jeep pull over and the male occupant got out and allegedly dumped the crate on the verge, before driving away.

Chief Inspector Amanda Swift said the RSPCA was seeking witnesses to assist their investigations into the incident.

“We are treating this incident as serious, as cases of dumping animals are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.” she said.

“We urge anyone with further information to come forward and help us with our inquiries.”

The maximum penalty under the Animal Welfare Act for any cruelty against animals is a $50,000 fine or five years imprisonment.

While the cat and kitten were not microchipped, the adult cat wore a green collar and tag, but with no name or contact details included.

Both the cat and kitten are being looked after by RSPCA WA. Anyone with further information is urged to contact RSPCA WA on 1300 278 3589.