Dog walker saves cat thrown into a dyke from a moving car

A drowning cat was saved after being thrown into a dyke from a moving car.

The long-haired female ginger cat was tossed out of a black Honda into Mill Dyke in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Luckily, a passer-by walking his dog saw the incident and waded into the dyke to pull her out.

Graeme Petty, an RSPCA inspector said:

“Had he not intervened I am sure she would have not survived.

“His heroic actions saved her life.

“For a person to callously throw a neglected cat into water to an almost certain death is absolutely awful.

“There is about 15ft of land before you reach the water – so it seems someone has made a real effort to try and drown her.”

The RSPCA is now looking after the cat – called Honey by the staff.

The centre is trying to trace the owner.

Mr Petty said:

“She is a distinctive looking long-haired ginger cat, aged about two, so I believe someone will know who she belonged to.

“And I would also like to speak to the man who saved Honey as he may have some information that could help us.”

About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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