THE owners of a deaf kitten found at the floodgates of Tongland Dam, Kirkcudbright are being sought after the animal was rescued on Friday.
A staff member at the dam heard the distressed feline’s cries on Friday (19 October). As the cat had no way of getting out again, another employee accessed him via a ladder and brought him to safety before contacting Scotland’s animal welfare charity for help.
Now named Thor, the four to five month old white male kitten is recovering at Dunragit Kennels in Stranraer.
Manager Peter Baker said: “Thor is very lucky indeed to have been spotted as if he had fallen into the water it’s very unlikely he would have survived.
“When he arrived in our care it became evident he is deaf as he didn’t react at all when our smoke alarm was tested. Unfortunately, deafness is relatively common in cats with white fur.
“Thor was really hungry when he we was found so he may have been straying for a while. He is an extremely friendly young chap so we think he has been a well-loved pet until recently.
“However, the dam is in quite a remote spot so we can’t rule out the possibility he has been abandoned. sIf no-one comes forward to claim Thor we’ll be looking to find him a loving new home.”
Anyone who recognises Thor is being asked to call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.