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.
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.
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.