Police are searching for the owners of a cat that was thrown into Sincil Drain in Lincoln in the early hours of Friday.
At around 1am on August 15, police officers were sent to a report of someone throwing a cat into Sincil Drain near the Hermit Street bridge in Lincoln.
They saved from the water a black and white female cat wearing a blue collar. The cat was very cold, but otherwise unharmed.
A 34-year-old local man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. He was released without charge, police said.
The rescued cat is looked after by the Lincoln Cat Care charity.
Police and the charity want to reunite the cat with its owner and are asking for anyone with any information to contact them via the 101 non-emergency number quoting incident 16 of August 15. Alternatively, call Lincoln Cat Care on 01522 306195.