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RSPCA seeks public help after cats dumped on highway

RSPCA South Australia is seeking the public’s help to identify the person or persons filmed dumping two cats beside Thiele Highway at Sutherlands, in the state’s Mid-North last week.

CCTV camera footage shows a silver or white four-door hatchback pull into the side of the
road opposite the Sutherlands Hotel at 7.40am on Wednesday May 1st.

A woman is seen getting out of the front passenger side, before opening the right-side rear door. Two cats are then seen exiting the vehicle before the woman gets back in the car.

The driver remains in the car during the incident.

One of the cat dumped on the highway.

The two cats can be seen walking slowly across the road as the vehicle is driven away. One of the cats was caught soon after being released from the car and is now being cared for by the person whose CCTV camera captured the incident.

The friendly female cat is estimated to be about six-months-old. The other cat has not yet been located.

Abandoning an animal is an offence under South Australia’s Animal Welfare Act, and
anyone found guilty can face up to two years imprisonment or a $20,000 fine.

Anyone with any information, including any potentially relevant dashcam footage,
is urged to contact RSPCA on 1300 4 777 22

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