Kingsley needs purr-fect home
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found dumped outside a veterinary practice in Rutherglen.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted to the discovery of the cat outside Taylor Veterinary Practice at 7.30am on July 27.
Inspector Stacey Erwin said: “Kingsley, as he’s been named by staff, was found outside the vets in a cardboard box and was physically in good condition, however if he wasn’t found quickly it could have been a very sad ending. We assume the person responsible thought the vet practice was closed as there was some food left in the box presumably to allow for Kingsley potentially being out all night.
“As much as this would suggest a responsible decision, the box was flimsy and Kingsley could have escaped and gotten into serious trouble as the practice is situated beside a very busy dual carriageway.”
Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. Anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.
Anyone with information contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999. See Pets corner, page 52