110 grammes of matted fur was removed from the cat’s body

Tuesday 21 January 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information about a cat found in Barry with “the worst matted fur” ever seen by an RSPCA inspector.

The female tortoiseshell and white cat was discovered in Hunter Street by a member of the public last Tuesday (14 January 2014). The cat was in a very poor state, she was underweight and lethargic and wasn’t wearing a collar. Following an examination by a vet, 110 grammes of matted fur was removed from the cat’s body. It was also established that the cat wasn’t microchipped.

Inspector Sophie Daniels said: ”This poor cat had the worst case of matting I have ever seen, the fur had knotted into tennis ball-sized lumps all over her body. She was in a very poor condition and had runny eyes and breathing difficulties.

“We would like to trace the owner of the cat and would like to speak to anyone who recognises her or who has information about where she might have come from.”

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to to contact the inspector’s information line on 0300 123 8018 where they can leave a message for Inspector Daniels. All calls will be treated in confidence.

The RSPCA is only able to investigate instances like this thanks to donations from our  supporters. If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).

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