Appeal for information after reports of pet cats being shaved

A number of cat owners in Alloa have reported their pets returning home having been shaved.

Scottish SPCA appeal for information after receiving reports of pet cats being shaved in Alloa Scottish SPCA
The Scottish SPCA is urging anyone who has experienced something similar to report it.

An animal protection charity is appealing for information after it received reports of pet cats being shaved in Alloa.

The Scottish SPCA received a call earlier this month from a member of the public reporting that a long-haired cat belonging to their mother returned home from being outdoors and had been shaved along the stomach, rear end, and legs.

After posting about the incident on social media, they discovered that several other neighbours in the Sauchie area had experienced similar incidents of their own cats being shaved.

The cat had been shaved along the stomach, rear end, and legs.Scottish SPCA
The cat had been shaved along the stomach, rear end, and legs.

The Scottish SPCA is urging anyone who has experienced something similar to report the incident to its confidential helpline.

Inspector, Mairi Wright, said, “On May 12, we received a report from a member of the public who was shocked to see that their mother’s female long-haired cat had returned home with areas of her fur shaved.

“After posting about the incident on social media, they discovered that several other neighbours have experienced the same thing.

“We would urge anyone who has experienced something similar to report the incident to our confidential helpline.

“We understand that someone may think they are helping the cats stay cool as the weather warms up, or be trying to remove matted fur but this is not the proper way to do it.

“If anyone has had this happen to their pet or has any information on this incident they can contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”