(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) --The SPCA of Westchester is seeking the help of the public in identifying a woman who abandoned a white male Persian cat at Northwind Kennels in Bedford.

The surveillance tapes from the parking lot show a woman pulling into a parking space on the afternoon of Monday, March 27. The white Persian was in a carrier she took from her car. The cat, in the carrier, was found a short time later, left behind in the parking lot.

The cat had been severely neglected—the hair so thickly matted all over his body, it interfered with his mobility as well as his bodily functions. After being shaved by the veterinary team, the fur that came off of the cat weighed two pounds.

The SPCA of Westchester’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Unit was notified about the abandoned cat, and the appalling condition in which he was found. “We would like to question the woman shown on the video and need the public’s help in identifying her,” said Ernest Lungaro, Director of the SPCA’s HLE Unit. “Individuals with information can call our confidential hotline at 914-941-7797.”