SSPCA appeal after emaciated cat found in Capital

Gloria, the emaciated cat found wandering the streets in Edinburgh '. Pic: SSPCA
Gloria, the emaciated cat found wandering the streets in Edinburgh '. Pic: SSPCA
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AN emaciated crossbreed Persian cat has been found living rough in the Capital.

The Scottish SPCA have appealed for information about the cat, discovered on Home Street on Monday evening

The peach and tortoiseshell female cat is now in the care of the charity’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Balerno, where she has been named Gloria.

Animal Rescue Officer Steph Grant said: “Gloria’s fur was very matted on one side of her body and the clump of hair had to be removed by a vet.

“She is really underweight and was given a body score of just one out of five.

“Gloria is an older girl with a lovely nature but, understandably, she is quite scared at the moment.

“At this stage we don’t know how Gloria came to be found in this terrible state.

“It could be that she has been living rough for a while but we also have to consider that she may have been abandoned or neglected by her owner.

“We’d ask anyone who recognises Gloria to contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999 to assist us with our enquiries.”