Police are investigating an animal-cruelty case in which someone left a cat in a pillowcase along Route 222 in Maxatawny Township.

The orange, striped cat was discovered about 9:30 a.m. Monday inside a pillowcase that had been tied shut, according to Berks-Lehigh Regional police. The pillowcase was found along Route 222 near Long Lane, police said.

The pillowcase is light blue with images of two pixies on one side and flowers and the phrase "Follow the pixie dust" on the other, police said.

Police asked that anyone with information about the incident call them at 610-683-8740.