Paia Munro with her cat Charlie in Mosgiel yesterday. Photo by Linda Robertson.
Charlie - the cat that was tied in a pillowcase and dumped on
a Dunedin roof - was feasting on fish after returning home to
Beneficiary Paia Munro (22) said she was surprised to see her
missing cat on the front page of the Otago Daily Times
''She had just completely vanished and then we saw Charlie in
the paper - looking much skinnier.''
Charlie had been missing from her Mosgiel flat for a
fortnight and she had feared the worst.
Miss Munro was perplexed as to how a home-loving Mosgiel cat
had ended up in a tied pillowcase dumped on the roof of the
four-storey Conservation House earlier this week.
''How the heck did she get there? It's really worrying.''
Charlie was being kept inside for fear somebody could take
''I'm not letting her out of my sight for a wee bit.''
She hoped the person who dumped Charlie would get the justice
''What they did was just absolutely disgusting.''
After leaving the Otago SPCA, Charlie spent yesterday eating
fresh fish and sunbathing, Miss Munro said.
She adopted Charlie about two months ago when a friend's
grandmother moved into a rest-home.
Miss Munro was thankful for Department of Conservation ranger
Arnie Elbers investigating the pillowcase on the roof.
The thought of Charlie spending the night outside in a
pillowcase on a stormy night of thunder was upsetting.
''She would have been terrified.''
SPCA Otago animal manager Grace Hepburn said the Otago SPCA
was still seeking any information about the dumping of
Charlie and wanted anyone with information to contact the
''Charlie's gone all the way from Mosgiel into the city
centre so she had to have got there somehow.''