Dangerous cat given new life in Kirkcudbright

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KIRKCUDBRIGHT will play home to a dangerous breed of cat after she was handed in to Battersea Dogs Home in London by a member of the public.

The Amur Leopard cat requires a licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act and was re-homed this week to Galloway Wildlife Conservation Centre in Kirkcudbright.

The cat, more commonly found in Russia and Asia, was taken to the Heathrow animal reception centre last month by Battersea staff when they realised it was not a domestic cat.

Conservation manager at the wildlife park, John Denerley, said the female cat was settling in well but was a bit nerbous and would take a few days to acclimatise.