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The RSPCA in Western Australia is investigating a possible feline color attacker.
Two house cats have been doused with sticky blue paint in the past few weeks and authorities are trying to get to the bottom of the blame.
While unlikely, the pets could have migrated to a place they shouldn’t and covered themselves in the thick liquid. However, there is also the possibility that a sick person will try to harm the animals.
The animal rights group said a woman in the northern suburbs of Perth was “distraught” after discovering that her beloved cat was fresh blue paint everywhere.
“We received a report from a distraught owner about his cat who came home covered in blue paint and still wet,” said the RSPCA.
“We cannot tell whether this is intentional cruelty or a cat’s mishap. The owner is working carefully to remove the paint. The cat’s health is closely monitored.
“If anyone has any information about this incident, or knows someone in the Quinns Rocks area who put this paint on something, we’d love to hear from you.”
After the RSPCA issued its call for information, another woman in the area reported that her cat was soaked in paint.
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The cat owner replied to the public post and wrote: “The same thing happened to our cat last night, not sure whether it was an accident in Quinns Rocks or not. I never let him out, he must have snuck out.”
The two incidents started a conversation about how to keep your cats safe and how best to go about keeping them safe indoors.
The RSPCA said on its Facebook page, “RSPCA recommends keeping cats indoors to protect them from harm, but also to protect wildlife. However, there is never an excuse to take matters into your own hands.
“If you have a problem with cats on your property please try speaking to the owners or contact your local government for assistance.
“WA has no state cat containment laws, although some local governments have ordinances on cat containment.
“If you’re a cat owner and want to learn more about how to keep your cats indoors, the RSPCA knowledge base has some great, easy-to-read articles on how to help your cat become an indoor cat (as well as loads other great information on pet care in general). “