A cat was abandoned alongside a ‘heartbreaking’ note pleading with someone to find the feline a new home with someone who can ‘love me more’.
Staff at the RSPCA Manchester and Salford branch took in one-year-old Lilo who was found with a handwritten note attached to her neck.
The note explained that the ‘good girl’ was very loved by her owner but that she was unfortunately unable to keep her anymore.
The note writer detailed Lilo’s likes and warned that she was an indoor cat who was only used to being around her ‘mummy’ since birth so was nervous around new people.
The note read: “‘My name is Lilo (Lee-Low) and I am one.
“My mummy is sorry and she loves me very much but she can’t keep me anymore.
“I love treats and soft blankets to make biscuits on. I am an indoor cat too. I love to play and am very independent but I do love a snuggle and to sleep on the end of the bed at night.
“I am a good girl and my mummy hopes someone will love me more. Please take care of me.
“PS: I have been with my mummy since birth so I am not used to other people.”
Thankfully, the hard-working team at RSPCA Manchester and Salford were able to find a new home for the cat.
Sharing a photo of the note alongside a couple of snaps of Lilo, RSPCA Manchester and Salford wrote: “This is Lilo. She was found abandoned with this note attached (first and second pics).
"She was a very frightened, timid cat but thanks to the details provided by her owner we were able to place in a foster home that replicated her original home.
“She soon settled and forged a strong relationship with her foster mom. This enabled us to introduce her to new people and find Lilo the purrfect match of an adopter for her.
“Today we are taking Lilo to her new, furever home to an very excited adopter. We want to say a special thank you to her foster mom (she's American!) and her adopted mum, for without them both we could not have made this happen.
"A great success based on team work.”
Animal-lovers were smacked right in the feels by the post, with one person responding: “I'm glad the owner did the right thing here due to whatever circumstances, however heartbreaking it was.”
Another wrote: “Very sad the lady couldn’t keep her. But she did the right thing. I hope she sees this and knows her beautiful girl is fine.”
And someone else said: “Aww bless her, this made me cry. So glad she has a lovely new home.”