AN ANIMAL lover just home from the pub thought he’d had one too many large gins when a bright pink cat flew over his garden fence.But the terrified creature turned out to be the all-too-real victim of a cruel joke. And the RSPCA is now hunting those responsible.Vet Penny Gillespie, who is caring for the naturally white cat, nicknamed Pink, at a cattery in Marlborough, Wilts, said: “She is so bright she almost glows in the dark.
Now knowing cats as I do, giving one a dye job would be about as tricky as giving one a bath (barring a very unusual cat) So I don't suspect yobs, as doing the job would be far more trouble than it's worth, setting fire to it yes, dyeing it pink? No I think not. I suspect that there might be a very embarrassed owner out there looking for a very angry escaped cat who dare not claim back the animal as they'd end up being investigated by the RSPCA or animal stasi as they are oft known these days. Considering most dyes require you to leave yourself coated for 20 mins before removing (according to my good lady) there's either a loving trusted owner out there missing a pink pussy or a seriously clawed and slashed gang of amateur hairdressers.“Apparently, when the man who found her in Swindon told his wife she replied, ‘Don’t be daft, dear. Go to bed and sleep it off.’“Pink is a lovely cat and I do not understand why somebody would be so cruel as to dye her and throw her over a fence.“We do not know what the dye is but it is fortunate that it is not toxic because it could have been fatal. We’ve washed her once but it didn’t make much difference. It could take 18 months for the colour to grow out.”Animal welfare officer Carl Hone said: “We are very keen to trace the person responsible for this sick prank. I would urge anyone with information to call the RSPCA.”