Pink Cat

The white, now pink, cat owned by Natasha Gregory made news across the country being reported the victim of a cruel prank by yobs. However this is not quite the case as the story turns out Natasha had seen a video of two dogs being dyed pink by their owners on the television and decided, while bathing her cat to do the same, to make the cats coat match her own colour of hair. Using red food dye and adding it to the water and shampoo she bathed the cat, claiming it was under no distress, to get the desired effect. Natasha has said:

"I love my cat - that cat is fed better than most people. I wanted people to know she wasn't harmed at all. I wont be doing it again - I was so shocked to see my cat on the news. I thought I'd never see her again."

An RSPCA spokeswoman said the organisation would visit Miss Gregory to give her advice on animal care. She added:

"Following the visit, as no offence has been committed and as a vet has confirmed the cat is in good health, she will be returned to her owner."

Source: BBC News and various newspapers September 2010

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