The RSPCA has issued an appeal to find out who dumped a cat in a sealed up box in a remote layby.
A motorist noticed a Boots cardboard box, with pierced holes in the top of it, on Saturday night, dumped off Manchester Road, Buxton.
To his surprise, upon opening it, there was a black and white female cat, with distinct markings.
The man reported the incident to the RSPCA and kept the friendly feline in his vehicle until an inspector from the animal welfare charity arrived.
Inspector Anthony Joynes is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
The cat, which was covered in fleas but otherwise in good condition, is now in the care of the RSPCA where she will be looked after until she is ready to be rehomed.
We are glad to hear that the cat is now in good hands. It’s terribly sad however, to find out that someone could even think about dumping an animal in this way.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.