A CAT has been thrown over a fence in a taped-up carrier in Basildon, sparking an RSPCA appeal.

The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses after a cat carrier with a ginger cat inside was thrown over a fence and into a garden in Victoria Road, Basildon.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, February 20, at around 4:15pm.

Thankfully, the cat didn’t suffer any injuries, but has been left “very stressed” by the experience.

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The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses, including a man pictured on CCTV in the area, who could hold vital information in connection with this incident.

The man is described as white, wearing glasses, a dark jacket and light blue t-shirt. He arrived in the area on a bike.

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Animal Rescue Officer Michael Harrington, who is investigating the incident, said: “It appears this poor cat was thrown over a fence and dumped in someone else’s garden.

“Thankfully, a member of the public spotted what had happened and went out and was shocked to find the cat at the bottom of their garden.

“The carrier had been taped-up and wrapped in a bin bag and inside the carrier was a bag for life with the cat hiding underneath the bag.

“The kind member of the public took him straight to a vet where he had a full check over.

“Thankfully, he doesn’t have any injuries, but the vet explained that he has clearly been very stressed by the experience.”

The cat, which isn’t microchipped and wasn’t wearing a collar, was taken to Medivet Laindon who found a caring foster carer to look after the cat whilst the RSPCA makes enquiries.

Michael Harrington added: “We are now appealing for information and ask that if anyone saw anything in the area at the time to contact our appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

“We would particularly like to hear from the man who we believe was in the area at the time as he may have vital information.”