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Appeal for information after cat found abandoned in Leith

On the left: a blue cat crate. On the right: a young adult female tortoiseshell cat lays on a furry blanket.

We are appealing for information after a cat was found abandoned with a note in Pitt Street, Edinburgh on 28 November.

We were alerted to the incident after a concerned member of the public found the cat in a crate with a litter tray outside a petrol station. The individual then took the animal home until a member of the Society could attend.

Scottish SPCA animal rescue officer, Connie O’Neill said, “The cat is a young adult female and dark tortoiseshell in colour. She has no microchip or collar.

“The note said she is an indoor cat named Jackie who would prefer a quiet home.

“She was absolutely terrified when the member of the public found her and still scared when we arrived at their home.

“Although she doesn’t have any injuries and is in reasonable health, she will have been traumatised by this experience.

“Even with a note, this is absolutely not the right way to give up an animal if you can no longer care for them.

“She is now safe at one of our animal rescue and rehoming centres where she will receive the care she needs.

“If anyone recognises this cat or has any information, we would ask that they contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”




If anyone is concerned about an animal, please do not hesitate to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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