Kings­ley needs purr-fect home

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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

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