The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found in Urmston, Greater Manchester in a ‘horrendous state’.
His left eye was missing and the socket infected and he was completely blind. He was also emaciated, his fur was heavily matted and had fly eggs in it.
He had to be put to sleep by a vet on humane grounds.
RSPCA inspector Lorna Campbell collected him from Lowther Gardens on Sunday 29 October after a call from a concerned member of the public.
Inspector Campbell said: “This poor old cat was in a horrendous condition.
“His missing eye hadn’t been surgically removed. The vets believe it has burst and shrivelled away which would have caused excruciating pain.
“He was also blind in the other eye, emaciated, and fly eggs had been laid in his matted fur.
“Despite all this though he was still super friendly and has definitely been owned by someone.
“I can’t believe this cat has got far on his own, and suspect he lived nearby.
“I want to hear from anyone who knows who he belonged to.”
He is described as a neutered male long-haired ginger cat. He wasn’t microchipped so at the moment we have no way of tracing his owner.
If you have any information please call the inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for RSPCA inspector Campbell.
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