Cat abandoned in trash bin is rescued

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The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat was cruelly abandoned and left to die in a trash bin.

The SSPCA was alerted on Saturday, March 7, when a member of the public discovered the female cat inside a pet carrier in their household waste bin in Ness Drive, East Kilbride, Scotland

Kitty is now in the care of the SSPCA’s Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming centre in Hamilton, where she’s been named Bridie.

Animal rescue officer Dawn Lowdon said, “The man who called us said he heard noises coming from his bin early on Saturday morning.

“He got a shock when he looked inside and found a cat carrier with Bridie inside.

“It’s unlikely Bridie had been in there long, although she would have undoubtedly been very scared.

“This was an extremely cruel thing to do. It’s only by chance Bridie was found and it was very lucky she was not emptied with the rest of the rubbish.

“We’ll continue to care for Bridie until we can find her the loving new home she deserves.”

A post about Birdie’s abandonment and rescue at the Scottish SPCA’s Facebook page attracted a lot of attention. Hopeflly that will help Birdie to find that good new home she so well deserves.

Abandoning and causing an animal unnecessary suffering animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 and anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life. Anyone who recognises Bridie is being urged to contact the SSPCA’s animal helpline.


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