CATS are being dumped in boxes without food or water, leading to vets and rescue centres being over-run with strays.
The number of cats being taken in by vets and animal charities in Worthing has been increasing.
In the past 14 days, Northdale Veterinary Service had eight strays and around a dozen cats brought into its three branches in Worthing, Lancing and Findon Valley.
One pair of cats were dumped without food and water in a box in a car park last week, before a member of the public found the animals and left them with Worthing Cat Welfare Trust (WCWT).
Named by Northdale Veterinary Practice as Kalico and Matilda while the vet looks after them, they are two of around 45 cats WCWT is attempting to find new homes for.
Kim said many other animal charities were in a similar position – stretched to capacity, without loving homes to take the animals to.
For the full story, read the Worthing Herald on Thursday, September 6.