Cat found hanging from fence by a lead in Walsall

The RSPCA has launched an appeal after a deceased cat was found "hanging from a fence by a lead" at a Walsall car park.

A member of the public discovered the cat on a fence of a car park on Harden Road, before getting in touch with the RSPCA.

The cat is believed to have been dead for a number of weeks.

RSPCA animal rescue officer Rachel Ward said: "Sadly this cat had been dead for some time and had already started to decompose.

“I removed the cat and took it to a vet for an examination and they estimate the cat could have been dead for several weeks or even months.

"The cat didn't have a microchip but was wearing a pink collar and she seems like a younger cat from the teeth."

The animal welfare charity is now appealing for information about the cats death which is being treated as "suspicious".

Ms Ward added: "We don’t know if the cat was already dead and then hung, or whether this was an act of deliberate cruelty.