“She is safe”: Relief as Leeds community rallies to save cat dumped overnight in carrier bag outside vets

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Leeds residents went to the local forum Leedsplace after the cat was spotted outside Bramley Vets4Pets overnight Tuesday.

Senior veterinary nurse Helga Wilson was tagged in the mail and rushed to the vets early to rescue the cat.

The cat had been placed in a plastic cat carrier bag with a bag wrapped around it.

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“The cat was in a plastic cat carrier with a black bag wrapped around it.” Image: Helga Wilson

Temperatures dropped overnight and residents feared for the cat’s safety.

In an interview with the YEP, however, Helga confirmed that the cat would be helped and “does not appear if it is in poor health”.

She said, “So I was tagged as my friend in the Leeds Place post, new that I worked here.

“The cat was in a plastic cat carrier with a black bag wrapped around it.

“It stayed there overnight.

“I checked the video surveillance but it was too dark to see anything

“She is unaffected and although she appears frightened, she appears to be in good health.

“She’s going to be examined by our vets today.”

The cat will probably get a place in a cat rescue, Helga confirmed.

She added, “There were also some bags of cat food left in the bag.

“I don’t agree with cats being thrown away and I don’t know the situation, but at least it was left with a vet for help.

“If it had been dumped elsewhere, it might not have been found.

Leeds residents used social media to thank Helga and the team.

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