Broken Cleo found starving in Dunfermline street
Published 30 Jul 2012 09:30 1 Comment
The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of an elderly cat found weak and starving on a Dunfermline street.
Scotland's animal welfare charity came to the rescue of the emaciated brown and black tabby after a resident of Wedderburn Street saw her struggling to walk at around 12.45pm last Sunday.
Inspector Nicola Liddell collected the cat, which has been given the name Cleo, and took her to Inglis Vets for examination and care.
She said, "Cleo was clearly in need of urgent veterinary attention.
"She was attempting to walk but kept collapsing and she was heavily infested with fleas.
Cleo is also very underweight with overgrown claws.
"The poor girl got quite stressed when being examined by the vet, but after some fluids she seems a lot brighter."
Inspector Liddell added, "We don't yet know the reason for her poor condition, but she is being kept at the vets and monitored for now.Cleo is a very friendly, sweet wee girl who has obviously been someone's pet.
"We don't think she's been straying for long as her overgrown claws suggest she may have been kept as a house cat before being found outside.
"Unfortunately Cleo wasn't wearing any identification so we're very keen to speak to her owner, or anyone who recognises her."
Anyone with information relating to Cleo is being asked to call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 30 Jul 12
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Jul 30, 15:40
ah com on...Cleo..welcome in my home ...I am a wee birdie and I know it will be akward but live and let live..u do not deserve what has happened..I am here for u1...tweeting with tears
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