A CAT found in Balornock in a very poor condition has been put to sleep due to neglect.

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after the pet was found in Reidhouse Street.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was notified by a member of the public who found the cat on October 7 in the Balornock area of the city.

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Scottish SPCA inspector Vickery said: “The elderly female cat was found in a very bad way.

“Her condition was due to various neglect-related issues.

“She was emaciated and was struggling to walk. She had overgrown nails and her fur was matted. Her gums were decaying and infected.

“We immediately took her for veterinary treatment where it was determined that the kindest thing to do was put her to sleep.

“We would like to speak to the person responsible for this level of neglect.

“The extent of the cat’s issues suggest this did not happen overnight and she would have been caused a great deal of suffering.

“If anyone can help with our enquiry, we would urge them to call our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”