This poor, blind Persian cat is hoping that new owners can bring some tender loving care into its sad life.
Four-year-old Latte was taken in by the Scottish SPCA in Inverness when its owner was taken into hospital.
The feline’s fur was so badly matted that it had to be sedated by a vet and shaved leaving it with little hair left.
Staff at the Scottish SPCA’s Inshes centre have made the unfortunate animal a coat to keep it warm until it grows back.
Latte is one of many animals being featured during the Scottish SPCA’s rehoming week, which runs until Sunday.
Centre manager Elaine Floyd said: “In 2014 our centre found new homes for almost 600 pets and we hope to help even more this year.
“Many of the animals at our centre were rescued from lives of abuse or neglect, while some were abandoned when their owners decided they no longer wanted to look after them.
“Latte arrived in our care under really sad circumstances when her owner was taken into hospital.
“She was badly matted and had to be sedated and shaved at the vets, unfortunately not leaving her with much fur. We have made her a wee coat to keep her cosy.
“The vet also discovered that Latte is completely blind. She can find her way around OK but tends to hide in the comfort of her igloo bed.
“Latte is a really sweet, quiet girl aged four years old who is used to being an indoor cat. She is grumpy with other cats and is looking for a home with no boisterous animals. We think she may be alright in a household with older children.
“Latte’s new owners will need to be prepared for a lot of grooming to keep her coat in tip top condition once it grows back.
“Raising awareness of the animals in our care is what rehoming week is all about and we’d like to welcome anyone considering taking on a pet to come along to meet Latte and our other lovely rescue animals.”
The Scottish SPCA’s Inverness Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre is open from 10am to 4pm seven days a week. Potential owners can also contact the centre by calling 03000 999 999.