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Cats ears removed due to severe case of sunburn

Kahlo pictures before ears amputated cat-sad
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We may not have been burnt to a crisp this summer, but when the sun shines it still gets very hot; hot enough for dogs and cats to suffer at the hands of their owners. 

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 09/08/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

UK charity Cats Protection has issued a stark reminder to the British public that cats (and dogs) will suffer if left in the sun for extended periods of time. 

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Kahlo may be a stray cat but her plight highlights the need of owners everywhere to be extra cautious. The cat had only just given birth to kittens when discovered. Her white fur offers very little protection from UV radiation, and as a result of prolonged exposure to sunshine her ears got sunburnt.

Ear removal 

Danielle Draper, manager of a Cats Protection Adoption Centre in Sussex told Bolton News, “She’s been left with no ears, though her hearing shouldn’t be affected.

“White cats are particularly vulnerable to sunburn, but all cats should be kept safe from the sun during hot weather.

“Kahlo’s ears must have been very painful, and we’re hoping she will now be able to lead a happier, healthier life.”

Owners are continuously reminded to be vigilant of their cats and dogs in the hot weather.