Pink dye leaves cat owner red-faced

A WOMAN who dyed her cat bright pink to match her hair will receive a dressing down before having it returned to her, the RSPCA said yesterday.

An officer from the animal charity will be visiting the cat’s owner to offer welfare advice about the potential hazards and consequences of dyeing cats.

Natasha Gregory, 22, said she dyed the naturally white cat using food colouring to match her own pink hair.

The cat was taken into the RSPCA by a concerned man after he found it in his back garden in Swindon, Wiltshire.

Gregory, of Swindon, said she got the idea to dye the cat, called Oi! Kitty, from a US television show where people did a similar thing with dogs.

She told the Sun newspaper: “It’s my favourite colour, I love it. I’ve dyed my hair pink and I adore pink clothes.

An RSPCA said it will visit Gregory to give her advice on animal care.


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