Cat found tangled in string and unable to move is rescued by the RSPCA

A black cat who became so entangled in string that he couldn’t move was rescued by the RSPCA who found him in a street in Sunderland.

The moggy, who has now been named Bagheera, was rescued from Aspley Close in Sunderland, on Tuesday, January 5, after a passer-by spotted the cat and contacted the RSPCA for help.

Inspector Terri-Ann collected him and took him to the vets where they managed to remove the nylon twine which had cut into his legs.

Terri-Ann said: “I’ve no idea how this poor cat ended up so tangled but thankfully he wasn’t badly injured.

“He was very stressed and hissed a lot so I thought he may be a feral cat but after some TLC he has slowly started to become more friendly.”

The adult male cat is currently in the care of the RSPCA Sunderland, Hartlepool and South Tyneside branch.

Alex Stafford, Animal Welfare rehoming coordinator at the branch, said: “He is still really scared but we can tell he is grateful for his comfy, warm bed and fresh food and water. He will not leave his bed for anything.

“He has a long way to go in terms of socialisation but we will be giving him plenty of TLC and patience to get him into his perfect forever home when the time comes. He is an absolutely beautiful cat!”

This winter, the RSPCA expects to rescue thousands of animals from neglect, cruelty and suffering.

Already this Christmas the charity received more than 44,000 calls to its cruelty line but the calls to their rescue line are not stopping and neither are they.

To help their rescue teams continue to reach the animals who desperately need them this winter, visit the appeal here and join the Winter Rescue.

Chronicle Live – Sunderland