The Scottish SPCA has taken in over 2000 unwanted cats and kittens this year and is asking animal lovers to consider rehoming a feline.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity is currently caring for 360 cats at its rescue centres across the country, with more arriving each day.
Superintendent Sharon Comrie said: “Our centres are absolutely bursting at the seams with cats and kittens right now.
“It seems as soon as we rehome one cat, another arrives in its place.
“Part of the problem is some people treating cats like disposable items that can be thrown out on to the streets and left to fend for themselves.
“Often this results in sick and injured cats needing our help.
“We are also receiving a huge number of calls from owners asking us to take in their cats for a variety of reasons.
“Sadly, less people are enquiring about rehoming cats at the moment and because we don’t put any healthy animals to sleep many are spending weeks and sometimes months in our care with little interest.
“We would ask anyone who is thinking of taking on a cat to think about opening their heart and home to a rescue feline.
“It’s extremely rewarding to offer an animal a second chance in life and we would be delighted to hear from prospective owners who are sure they have the time and resources to care for a pet.”
Anyone who can offer a cat a new home is being asked to contact the Scottish SPCA on 03000 999 999.