The search is on for the owner of a tabby cat found in Newport with an eye problem.
RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the neutered male cat in the Marlowe Gardens area of the city.
It is believed the cat may be lost from home as he is “very friendly”, and the animal welfare charity is now appealing for information in the hope the owner may come forward.
The older male cat was not microchipped, with RSPCA Cymru flagging how the incident is “another key reminder” as to the benefits of identifying pets in this way.
Sadly, the cat has an eye problem and was found in a very thin state – indicating he may have been away from home for some while. He is currently undergoing treatment for his condition in RSPCA care.
Christine McNeil, RSPCA inspector, said: “This poor cat was found in the Marlowe Gardens area of Newport; very thin, with eye problems and seemingly lost from home.
“He is such a very friendly cat that we are sure he has an owner and has potentially become lost. The tabby cat is also neutered.
“Sadly, the cat isn’t microchipped – with this incident another key reminder as to the importance and benefits of getting cats identified in this way.
“He’s a bit of a veteran cat – and we’re hoping the owner may come forward. Anyone with any information about where this cat may have come from is urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”
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