A callous pet-owner dumped three sick cats in Huddersfield.
Now concerned RSPCA officers want to found out where the cats came from – and make sure no other animals are suffering.
All three animals were dumped inside a large metal storage container at Newsome Football Club’s Primrose Hill headquarters.
It is believed whoever dumped them thought the container would be locked up and the cats not found.
But the animals were found by a soccer club official, who had been working on the pitch off Cross Lane, and he alerted the RSPCA.
Now the cats are being cared by the animal charity.
Insp Emma Brook said: “We think whoever dumped the cats left them in the back of the container about 10am on Wednesday.
“Roughly 15 minutes later, the soccer club man luckily found the blue and cream plastic cat carrier dumped inside the container.
“Within the small cat carrier were three cats, all very cramped.
“The carrier floor was very soiled with faeces and urine and the cats’ bellies, legs and tails were drenched with urine.
“They had urine scolds in between their paws and they gave off an overpowering smell of ammonia.
“The poor cats were obviously very frightened.
“They are now in the care of the RSPCA and have now been bathed and treated. They are settling in well and very friendly. They will soon be up for rehoming”
She said the charity wanted to trace who had had the cats to ensure no other pets were at risk.
“If anyone witnessed anybody dumping the cats or can identify the owner, they should contact our call centre on 0300 1234 999.
“It is very likely that the individual lives local to this area and it is clear that these cats have been living in dirty conditions for some time due to the state they were found in”.