A “severely matted” cat with breathing issues was put to sleep after being found in a flat close in Glasgow.
The female cat was discovered without a microchip or a collar by Scottish SPCA officers in the close of a property on Argyle Street on February 20.
She was taken into the care of a veterinary clinic, where it was revealed she was suffering from urine scald and respiratory issues.
The tabby and white cat was put to sleep to “prevent further suffering”.
Scottish SPCA officers have now appealed for any members of the public who recognise the animal or hold any information to come forward.
Inspector Elizabeth Lindsay said: “The cat is a female tabby and white cat.
“The cat was not microchipped or wearing a collar when she was found.
“The animal was extremely matted and suffering from urine scald and respiratory issues.
“She was taken to our veterinary clinic where she was put to sleep on veterinary advice due to the extent of her issues and to prevent any further suffering.
“We appreciate that times are tough and veterinary and grooming costs can be expensive, but this cat will have suffered a great deal as a result of this neglect.
“If anyone recognises this cat, or has any information please call our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.
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