A cat so overweight it is unable to stand unaided has been found in a garage in Portsmouth.
The large ginger cat was discovered in Southsea on September 17 and was taken into Stubbington Ark RSPCA Animal Centre.
Now the RSPCA have launched an appeal to try and help the animal, which weighs 11.4kg and is called Berwyn Hards, find his way home.
Berwyn was so overweight when he arrived that he was unable to stand on his own.
RSPCA inspector Tina Ward said: ‘We’ve discovered that he’s called Berwyn Hards.
‘His tag had come off but there was a phone number on the inside as well as his name.
‘The number is impossible to read unfortunately so we’ve put posters up but as yet haven’t been able to track down his owner.
‘He’s a lovely cat but unfortunately he was not in a good condition. He was so overweight when he first arrived that he really struggled to walk.
‘He also has a wonky left eye making him quite distinctive.
‘He’s being cared for by the team at Stubbington Ark as initially he was unable to use the litter tray as his back legs are in very poor condition probably because of the weight.
‘He had clearly been someone’s pet so I would appeal to anyone who knows anything to get in touch.’
Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.
The RSPCA is called to collect thousands of abandoned animals every year. To help the charity continue rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing animals please donate by visiting www.rspca.org.uk/give.