Cat survives 52 days with no food items pursuing former owner’s disappearance

Finn ran out of cat food Photograph: Depositphotos

The new homeowners of a residence in Schiedam experienced a shock this weekend when a really skinny cat raced passed them as they opened the front door of the home for the to start with time.

A cat, dubbed Finn by animal shelter staff, experienced been locked up in the property for 52 days with out meals, it turned out.

The preceding operator had still left at the beginning of July and his whereabouts are unidentified. Because then the property experienced been still left unattended until the latest house owners acquired it sight unseen at an auction.

Animal ambulance staff members had been capable to catch the cat and choose it to a shelter wherever a check out of his faeces showed the animal had been reduced to feeding on paper. ‘There will have to have been a leaky faucet someplace the place he could drink,’ Dik Nagtegaal of animal defense organisation Dierenbescherming informed area broadcaster Omroep Rijnmond.

The animal is now recuperating but has reportedly been traumatised by his experience and is shy of people. A crowdfunding action has brought in the required revenue to pay out for Finn’s professional medical expenditures. Police are looking for the previous owner of the household to discover out how Finn could have been still left driving.

It is hoped that opening up the floorboards in the home will not reveal any other surprises.

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