Cat discovered dumped in communal bin

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after an older female cat was discovered in a communal rubbish bin at Union Court in Paisley on Sunday.

catWe were alerted when a resident found the cat in a box in the bin with treats, but underneath rubbish.

Scottish SPCA Inspector Jennifer Connolly said, “It appears that someone has very cruelly placed this cat in a bin.

“The dark tortoiseshell female was understandably a bit traumatised from being left in the bin, but otherwise she is doing okay.

“She has very distinctive deformed front paws which bend over to the side. We’re hoping that this will help trigger someone’s memory.

“This was a particularly cruel act which would have resulted in the feline’s death had she not been found.

“This is not only a cruel incident but it is also a crime and we’re appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.”

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 is being urged to contact our Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.