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Cats abandoned in Cumbernauld

16 Dec 2011
Smudge

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after four cats were found abandoned in a carrier in Cumbernauld.

We were alerted after a member of the public spotted the cats in a close at Greenrigg Road on DexterMonday evening (12 December).

The males and females, who have been named Dexter, Smudge, Lizzie and Tabatha, range from eight month to three years old. They are now being cared for at our Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

Animal Rescue Officer Jenny Hamilton said, "These poor youngsters were all dumped in one carrier with no food or water.

"We don't think they had been there for very long as they would have been easily spotted and we're just glad that they're safe now.

Tabatha small"Thankfully, they are all in good condition and are receiving all the love and care they need from staff at our centre.

"This was a very cruel thing to do and we're very keen to trace the owner of these cats.Lizzie small

"If anyone has any information we'd urge them to call our animal helpline as soon as possible."

Abandoning an animal is an offence that carries stiff penalties including up to six months in prison and a £5,000 fine. Anyone found guilty of doing so can also expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.

Anyone with information relating to this abandonment is asked to contact our Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.