A dying cat whose eyes were so infected that he could not open them was found dumped in a pet carrier with no food and water in an alleyway in Nottingham.

The grey male tabby was found abandoned on Tuesday (September 4) at about 7.30am, near Lorne Walk in Nottingham, by a passerby who alerted the RSPCA.

Inspector Dave McAdam was called to the scene and found the poorly mature grey cat had severely infected eyes – which were so bad he was blind – and his fur was matted and stained with diarrhoea.

The cat was rushed to the vets but on examination he was found to have multiple tumours in his mouth and he was riddled with fleas and flea dirt.

The vet decided that the poor car was in such a terrible state that he had to be put to sleep to prevent further suffering.

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Vet Ben Berlyne, of Arnold and Carlton Vets, who treated the pet, said: “The poor cat was blinded by the pus in his eyes but as soon as we started wiping it away he began to show affection because he was obviously enjoying the relief.

“But then we found the eyes were in such a bad way they had actually sunken into the orbit of the skull.

“I also discovered multiple tumours in his mouth and he had teeth rotting. The poor cat was a bag of bones and it angers me that he was left this way untreateble

“Had he had medical treatment sooner he would not have had to suffer in this appalling way and he could have survived.”

Inspector Dave McAdam said: “It is horrendous that someone would allow a cat to get in such a state when he was clearly in need of medical treatment. Then to dump him like a piece of rubbish in his hour of need is horrendous.

“The cat was left in a blue and white pet carrier and was wearing a blue flea collar – he had clearly been someone’s pet so I would appeal to anyone who knows anything to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.