November 12, 2018 10.46 am This story is over 36 months old

Missing cats found dead in bin

Only one of the four missing cats survived

Three young cats were found dead in communal bins and near some trees in a “horrifically tragic series of events” after going missing from their home in Birchwood.

Four cats went missing on Monday, October 29 from Epsom Road in Birchwood – two six-month old boys and two three-month old females – after jumping out through a window.

The body of one of the boys was said to have been found near some trees deceased soon after.

Three were found dumped in a communal bin – two of them were dead and one was still alive.

The kitten, who is still alive, is now safe and doing well.

Lincolnshire Police has confirmed that no-one has yet been arrested or charged in relation to this incident.

One of the four young cats that went missing from their Birchwood home last month. Photo: Lincoln Cat Care


The RSPCA has confirmed to The Lincolnite that an investigation is being carried out.

Lincoln Cat Care posted on its Facebook page: “Such a horrifically tragic series of events and given that three of the young kittens were in a bag in a bin, it would seem they were the victims of foul play.

“We cannot confirm if the owners reported this matter to the relevant authorities (we certainly asked them to do so). However, we can confirm that reports by other parties were made to the RSPCA.

“We arranged for the bodies of the two dead cats found in the bin to be collected and the remaining kitten has been taken into our care.”

The charity added: “The death of these cats will not be forgotten by us and we thank those that spoke up and tried to give a voice to animals that have none.

“We urge any of you that have pets in the Birchwood area to remain vigilant and kept them safe, as whoever harmed these poor animals remains at large.”

Lincoln Cat Care are urging anyone with information to contact them on 01522 306195/796089.

RSPCA statement

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: “The RSPCA is investigating the death of these cats.

“Anyone who has any specific information about what happened to them should call us. Please ring our appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for inspector Stuart Wainwright.”

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