Cat used as dog bait looking for a new start

Blue Cross cat Eric NNL-150618-093541001
Blue Cross cat Eric NNL-150618-093541001

A kitten found tied to a tree and used as bait to taunt dogs is now in safe hands and looking for a new home at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Lewknor.

The 10-month-old ginger and white cat, which has been given the name Eric, was discovered in a London park by a passer-by.

They took him straight to the Blue Cross animal hospital in Victoria, London.

Despite being left terrified by his ordeal, Eric had no injuries.

After a few days of care and attention from the charity’s vet nurses, he was transferred to the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Lewknor, to find a new home.

Centre manager at Lewknor Tim Sillis, said: “This is an awful story.

“Unfortunately some people use cats in this way, but thankfully it’s very rare.

“It must have been absolutely terrifying for Eric to go through what he did, but luckily someone came to his rescue.

“We’re just glad he’s safe in our care now.

“Hopefully it won’t be long until he finds a loving new home.”

Eric is described as an affectionate boy who is looking for owners who are around for most of the day to help settle him in to his new life.

He’d also love access to a garden as he loves to explore. Eric has a cheeky side to his nature and will make a fun and loving pet.

To rehome Eric, contact the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Lewknor on 0300 777 1500 or email