A woman who dyed her cat bright pink to match her hair will have her pet returned to her after the RSPCA decided she hadn’t committed a crime.
An officer from the animal charity will visit the cat’s owner to give her a dressing down, offering 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.
Miss 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 said: “It’s my favourite colour, I love it. I’ve dyed my hair pink and I adore pink clothes.