The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was found at the side of the road between Cumnock and Muirkirk in East Ayrshire.
We were alerted to the kitten by a motorist who had pulled over and spotted the young cat on 27 September.
Animal rescue officer Sheena McTaggart said, “The kitten was discovered on the side of the A70 in a cat carrier.
“We are thankful to the member of the public who picked up the male cat and took him to the vet before alerting us to the incident.
“Apart from being soaking wet, he seems to be in good condition.
“He is around three to four months old and has a white patch on his chest. He is very friendly which would suggest he is used to human contact.
“We have named him Kirk because of where he was found.
“The team at one of our animal rescue and rehoming centre is providing him with the care he needs.
“He didn’t get there by accident so we would like to find out what happened.
“If anyone has any information, we would urge them to call our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”
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.