A deaf cat found with an abscess the size of a golf ball on her face has been rescued and nursed back to health by the RSPCA - and is now looking for a new home.
Scarlet, a black-and-white female thought to be around 16 years-old, was found in an extremely distressed state in the High Street in Milton Regis, near Sittingbourne in February.
She was spotted by a member of the public wandering the streets with the large infected mass on the side of her head. The RSPCA was called and took her into care. X-rays later found that the infected abscess had originally been caused by a gun pellet.