Meet 'Nappa'. This black and white cat was left in a nappy box by the side of the road in Tregeagle recently. The top of the box was taped up so there was only a small air hole, or enough room for Nappa to stick a paw out and try and wave for help.
He was rescued and taken to a vet for a check up where it was discovered Nappa is not microchipped and has not been de-sexed, but his health was okay. He was then taken to Pets and Saddles in Lismore where Lucinda Dyason is currently looking after him and trying to find a new home for Nappa.
"I get so frustrated. This is what happens when you don't de-sex your cat," Lucinda said.
Nappa had some scratch marks from fighting and Lucinda speculated that he had either been dumped by his owner, or grabbed by a neighbour who got sick of him coming around.
"If you own a cat, you have to de-sex them and keep them in at night... I do about 250 rescues a year, mostly cats, and it makes me so angry. He could have been hit by a car or died in agony of heat exhaustion."
Lucinda said she had just received another rescued cat that had a leg caught in its collar. The leg was so badly cut, it had almost come off.
If you know anything about how Nappa came to be in the box or would like to take him home, phone Pets and Saddles on 6622 2571.