A cat owner from Bridgend has been left 'scared' to let their pet go outdoors after it returned home with a threatening note attached to its collar.

Gandalf, a four-year-old white Bengal and Russian blue crossbreed, returned home on July 10 with an angry note attached to his collar that threatened to take him away.

Owner, Chris, said he was shocked to read the message and thought it was "extreme."

Chris and his girlfriend are now keeping Gandalf inside out of fear for their cat's safety.

Gandalf's owner said they have never received complaints about their pet before

The note was found in a plastic bag attached to the cat's collar. It roughly read: "Please keep your cat at home. Your cat almost every day comes to my house, takes food from the table, scratches my sofa, spreads fleas in my house.

"I can't leave the windows in the house open. I'm honestly fed up. If I see your cat again at my house I promise I'll take him far somewhere.

"Your cat as well stays overnight in my house and sleeps in the kitchen. You better feed your cat."

The note threatened to take the cat "far away" if it was seen again at the author's house.

Chris said he was baffled by the note as he has never received complaints about his pet before. Chris and his partner even put 'do not feed' on the feline's collar after they noticed the cat was getting larger, as if someone was feeding him.

Chris said: "He is a bit of a nosey cat, he goes out and he does his rounds, as cats do. People know who he is in the area, he is very sociable and loves people."Even if he does visit people, we have never had any complaints about him before. He spends nights and evenings in our house.

"He has a lovely character and me and my girlfriend have never had issues with him scratching our furniture."

He added that Gandalf is well looked after, "very well fed" after and "certainly does not have fleas."

He also has monthly flea treatments and we have just checked over him after this letter was taped to his collar and he has none.

Chris, cat owner
Gandalf's owner described his cat as a "very sociable" animal who "loves people."

The pet cat is now confined to the indoors over concerns for its safety. Chris said it is a shame because his cat "loves roaming around."

While Chris understands it may be annoying for his pet to enter someone else's home, he said he had no idea this was happening until receiving the note.

I understand that it is cheeky of him to enter someone else's home but we also have had no knowledge or control over this up until now, he will now have to be kept inside for the rest of our time living here.

Chris, cat owner

He added that they would have liked to speak to the note's writer, to try and resolve the issue, but the message did not include any contact details.