German cat found in Glasgow

Friday, 21st September 2012

An elderly German cat has been found in Glasgow and a charity is now looking for his owners.

The cat, named Gypsy, is thought to be about 16 years old and has a microchip registered in Germany but there were no contact details for an owner.

The Scottish SPCA was contacted by a member of the public, who saw Gypsy in Broomhill, who spotted the underweight cat.

Vicky Roy, animal rescue officer, said: "It may be that his owner brought him to Scotland when they moved here and he has gone missing recently.

"We also can't rule out the possibility he has come over on holiday with his owner and has been left behind."

She added that if Gypsy, who is registered on the Pet Travel Scheme database, had been an outdoor cat he may well have lost his way in a new area.

As well as being microchipped, Gypsy also has small identification tattoos made up of small dots.

One ear has the number 96, which could be the year he was born, while the other has some initials, which the charity thinks could be that of the owner.