RSPCA Tasmania Inspectors rescue 24 cats locked in a car

RSPCA Tasmania Inspectors rescue 24 cats locked in a car in the south of Tasmania

RSPCA Tasmania Inspectors recently rescued 24 cats from a car in Tasmania’s South earlier this week after a call to the animal Cruelty Hotline by a concerned local resident.

The operation was carried out with the assistance of Tasmania Police.

Enquiries continue and are being carried out by RSPCA Tasmania Inspectors.

The cats are currently being assessed and treated at a local veterinarian clinic.

The cats are generally emaciated and some have other conditions that will need addressing over coming days and all are under veterinarian care at this time.

RSPCA Tasmania Chief Inspector Ray Kroeze warned of leaving animals confined in small spaces and in vehicles for extended periods of time.

Never leave animals alone for extended periods of time without proper planning for their care and attention,” Mr Kroeze said.

To not do this can lead to severe discomfort, dehydration, and even death!” Mr Kroeze added. 

RSPCA Tasmania urges anyone with concerns about the welfare of animals to make a confidential report to the Animal Cruelty Hotline on 1300 139 947 or at