Appeal after cat is found trapped in recycling bin after 10 days

AN animal charity has launched an appeal after a cat was discovered in a recycling bin where it is believed he could have been trapped for up to 10 days.

Plymouth and South Hams Cats Protection say that thanks to the quick thinking actions of employees of Severnside Recycling, the young black male cat, nicknamed Black Jack, despite being painfully thin and traumatised, survived his ordeal.

Black Jack was found in the recycling bins at Plymouth University on April 18 and was not microchipped.

Tracy Hughes, welfare officer, said: "Strangely he appeared to have gloss paint on his pads and singed whiskers on one side.

"We cannot stress enough the importance of microchipping pets.

"Thankfully he wasn't trapped during the recent heatwave as he would most probably have died. Hopefully his owner will see this and get in touch."

Call Plymouth and South Hams Cats Protection on 0845 371 2753 or or Facebook Plymouth Cats Protection.


  1. Good to hear he's ok after that ordeal

  2. Good thing he was found, poor cat