On Tuesday, the cat is looking for a new home after being abandoned in Newport

YOU could brighten up Tuesday by giving her a new home.

The tabby cat was dumped outside the RSPCA Newport Animal Center in November – left in a flimsy cardboard box near the door – with no note or explanation.

Center manager Nikki Tutton said: ‘She’s a young adult cat – and she actually managed to escape the box and was hanging around the parking lot.

“It was a cold morning so she was very happy to be picked up and brought warm. We named her on Tuesday as she was found on Tuesday.

Center staff say Tuesday is very loving and has a heart of gold.

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She would prefer to be the only cat in a house, she likes company, so she would like an owner to be around a good part of the day and would like to be in a house without a dog.

Ms Tutton said: ‘Tuesday loves to play and explore and can often be found happily throwing her toys around.

“She’s super social and has lots of love to give and would choose a cuddle in your lap over any toy any day of the week.”

“She has an exceptionally gentle temperament and may be suited to living with a family with children as she loves to play and needs attention.”

The Hartridge Road-based center is currently working at full capacity giving priority to animals passing through inspection.

“Sadly animals are sometimes left outside our doors – it’s just heartbreaking,” Ms Tutton said.

“We also get calls from people – sometimes on a daily basis – asking us to take their pets, but unfortunately this is something we cannot do.

“We explain that we have no room and that the animals entrusted to us are those of the inspection. We refer them to other local charities and rescue centers, but sometimes we still get dropouts at the center.

“We appreciate that the cost of living crisis is really taking hold and forcing pet owners to struggle – but simply dumping them is not the answer and help is available.”

If you are interested in rehoming on Tuesday, please visit its Find a Pet page and complete an application form to send to the center.

There are also dozens of other rescued animals at the center who are looking for loving homes.

The RSPCA provides dedicated cost of living support for worried pet owners, with a recently opened helpline on 0300 123 0650 and an online hub, which offers plenty of practical advice and tips, including details on pet food bank programs.

An RSPCA spokesperson said: “Our rescue teams will be out in all weathers this winter, saving animals from abuse, neglect and suffering.

“Please don’t let animals pay the price for the cost of living crisis. To join Winter Rescue and help our rescuers be there for animals in need, please visit our website.”