This was little Sootie before and after she was found by an RSPCA inspector in Wiltshire and cleaned up by am animal rescue. 

The tiny kitten was discovered on an industrial estate in Salisbury. She was taken to Bath Cats and Dogs Home, where staff got a shock when they cleaned her up and discovered her fur was grey - not black. 

An RSPCA south west spokeswoman said: "She has now been named Sootie and is getting ready to move to her new home."

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Sootie before her bath Picture: RSPCA

In Wiltshire, the animal charity has received 57 calls about cats and kittens since the lockdown began.

Dr Samantha Gaines, head of the RSPCA’s companion animal department, said: “We are currently caring for more cats than any other pet throughout the coronavirus crisis. 

"Every year, the scale of the cat overpopulation problem becomes even more apparent from May to September when most cats are born as the RSPCA is often overwhelmed with kittens. 

"The kitten season this year will continue despite COVID-19 and so the charity is bracing itself for even more cats.”