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Appeal as several cats found with unexplained injuries

A one-year-old cat who had to have one of his hind legs and part of his tail removed.

Unexplained: Several cats found injured.
Unexplained: Several cats found injured. Scottish SPCA

A cat had to have one of its hind legs and part of its tail removed after being found with unexplained injuries in Argyll.

The one-year-old named Leo was one of several cats found with multiple injuries in the area.

The Scottish SPCA now fear that the animals could have been harmed intentionally as they appeal to the public for information as they bid to establish the full circumstances.

The injuries could also have been caused by a snare but Scotland's animal welfare charity are yet to discover any in the area and have asked anyone who does see one to contact them as soon as possible.

"Cats are often subjected to cruelty and ill-treatment at the hands of complete strangers. 

"We hope these injuries were not caused intentionally."

Yvonne Inglis- Scottish SPCA inspector.

Inspector Yvonne Inglis said, "We have had reports of several cats in this area with unexplained injuries. There is a possibility these are from snares but we have yet to discover any in the area.

"Most recently we were alerted to Leo, a one-year-old cat who had to have one of his hind legs and part of his tail removed. He is still receiving treatment from local vets.

"Because of their free roaming nature, cats are often subjected to cruelty and ill-treatment at the hands of complete strangers. We hope these injuries were not caused intentionally.

"If anyone has any information as to what could be causing injuries to local cats, or discovers a snare or trap in the area, we ask that you contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999."

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