The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was dumped in a dyke in Spalding.
The young adult male tabby was discovered inside a cat box, in six inches of water, at 8.30am on Monday.
The RSPCA was called and has taken him into its care. Staff have nicknamed him Puddles.
RSPCA inspector Andy Bostock said: “We do not know how poor Puddles came to be left there in such a terrible place.
“He was unhurt and in good health, and he looks as if he has been cared for, so it is possible he is a much-loved pet and that someone else dumped him in this callous way.
“We urge anyone with any information about how he came to be left like this to let us know on 0300 1238018.”
It is possible he is a much-loved pet and that someone else dumped him in this callous wayRSPCA inspector Andy Bostock