A cat-loving Doncaster man has been left ‘absolutely gutted’ after the RSPCA put down some of his animals – including prized possession Princess.
Wesley Byrne, aged 35, of Bentley Road, has devoted his life to his 23 felines but started to struggle looking after them so asked the animal charity to rehome eight.
But in Mr Byrne’s absence the wrong pets were taken and despite trying to alert the RSPCA he finally discovered they had been put to sleep.
He said: “I’m absolutely gutted. It’s left a big massive void – the cats are my life.”
An RSPCA spokesman said: “The vet who examined them came to the decision that the cats were not suitable for rehoming due to behavioural issues and sadly made the difficult decision to put them to sleep.
“Nobody at the RSPCA wants an animal to be put to sleep, but it is always done on vet advice and with the animal’s best interests at heart.”