A CAT was found dumped in the car park of Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare in Ringmer.
The female animal was discovered in a cat box by a member of staff, who immediately took it to the Cattery, where she has been named Princess.
Head of Cattery Jane Moore said: “This is a very cruel thing to do. Dumping any animal in this way is very selfish and irresponsible.
“At Raystede’s Cattery we will do everything we can to help a cat owner who needs to re-home their pet, so why the owners didn’t contact us I don’t know.
“We will now do everything we can to find Princess a new and loving home and will give her all the love and attention she needs whilst she is at Raystede.”
Anyone interested in re-homing an animal, or in making a donation, should call 01825 840252 or visit www.raystede.org
Meanwhile, Raystede is encouraging owners to have their pets microchipped.
At the centre, all the dogs and cats are microchipped before they are re-homed. This can help to reunite owners with their beloved pet should they go missing.
A dog brought in to the centre was found to have been stolen from another country before ending up in Ringmer. Head of Kennels Val Suleski said: “The Jack Russell’s new owner had brought him to us after buying him off of a street seller a few months beforehand.
“Needless to say, his original owner was over the moon when we called her to say we’d found her dog. If it hadn’t been for the microchip, then potentially the pair would never have seen each other again. It is just so important for people to invest in a microchip.”