Scottish SPCA appeal for information after cat found in carrier near Ayr Beach

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a young black cat was discovered inside a fabric cat carrier near Ayr Beach.   

Cat carrier (1)Cat carrierWe were alerted by a member of the public who discovered the female cat on 4 March under a shelter near Seafield Road, Ayr.

Ayr Rescue and Rehoming Centre manager Marion Hainey said, “This little cat is lucky she was discovered by a vigilant member of the public as she could have easily been missed.

“We are unsure how long she was left outside for and we are keen to find the person responsible for abandoning her in this deliberate and cruel way.

“Thankfully she doesn’t appear to have any signs of injury. She is currently being cared for by the staff at our centre in Ayr and has been affectionately named Magic.

“If anyone in the area recognises her or has any information on who may have abandoned Magic, we would urge you 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.

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