'Hallelujah': SPCA Napier calls for information after cat found abandoned behind church
A cat found abandoned in a bag behind a church in Napier, unable to breathe, has drawn the ire of the local SPCA.
The five-year-old domestic short-haired cat was found yesterday morning by a member of the public behind St Thomas More Catholic Church on Wycliffe Street, Napier.
Napier SPCA Centre Manager Joy Walker says the cat was found in a black duffle-style bag, which had been fully zipped up meaning the cat was unable to breathe properly.
She says the female tabby cat has since been called Hallelujah by their team, as it was a "miracle she was found alive".
Hallelujah was immediately taken to a vet. Her whole body is covered in dermatitis, but despite these skin issues, she is otherwise in good health, Joy says.
“We know people’s situations can change and that people can be forced into a position where they genuinely can’t care for their animals anymore. But we just want to remind our community that there is always another option, and we can help. It’s disappointing that someone could abandon an animal like this, and we’re just thankful that Hallelujah was found in time,” SPCA Centre Manager Joy Walker says.
SPCA is now appealing to the public for more information. Joy says all information will be treated as confidential.
If you have any information about Hallelujah, call the SPCA Napier Centre on 06 835 7758.