The RSPCA is investigating reports that domestic cats in the northern suburbs of Perth may have been attacked with blue paint.
In a statement released Tuesday night, the animal rights group said a Quinns Rock woman was “distraught” when her cat returned home on Monday night with wet blue paint.
“We received a report from a desperate 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. “
The incident occurred near Little Green Gardens and Port Jackson Parade, according to the RSPCA.
Another reported incident of a blue-covered cat returning home came after the RSPCA requested information.
Camera iconTwo incidents have been reported so far. Photo credit: Facebook / RSPCA WA/Facebook / RSPCA WA
“The same thing happened to our cat last night, not sure whether it was an accident or not, even in Quinns Rocks,” wrote Kiara Marie on Facebook.
“I never let him out, he must have snuck out.”
Anyone who has information is asked to call the animal cruelty hotline at 1300 278 358.