The RSPCA is hoping to give an elderly cat rescued from a dual-carriageway slip-road a happy new year by reuniting her with her owner.

The female tabby – believed to be aged around 15 – was rescued on the slip-road of the A500, of Reginald Mitchell Way, Stoke-on-Trent, at 2am this morning (31 Dec).

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The cat – who has been nicknamed Holly – has no teeth and is not microchipped, but it is thought that she may have an owner due to the extensive dental work which has been carried out.

RSPCA inspector Natalie Perehovsky said: “Holly was found stood in the middle of the slip-road by a motorist. She was in a very dangerous location and she is very lucky that the motorist saw her.

“Holly has been checked over by a vet and has been given a clean bill of health considering her age. She is a very distinctive cat due to not having any teeth, and we would love to reunite her with her owner because she is possibly a much-loved family pet. It would be brilliant to give Holly a very happy start to 2016.”

Anyone who knows anything about Holly, who is currently being looked after by private boarding, should contact the RSPCA’s inspectorate line on 0300 123 8018.

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