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Who tied up this cat and dumped her in a wheelie bin?

The Scottish SPCA is asking for help to find the person who tied up a cat in a bag, and dumped her in a wheelie bin, which would have meant certain death had a passer-by not rescued her and alerted the society.

Named Zola by the society, she was found at about 8.30am on Wednesday morning in the wheelie bin in Edinburgh Road, Bathgate.

The white and tortoiseshell coloured female was collected by a senior inspector and taken to the Scottish SPCA’s Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre for veterinary examination and care.

Senior Inspector Stuart Murray said:

Zola has been caused a great deal of distress and she’s very lucky to have survived.

The man who found her heard her cries coming from inside the bin and was shocked to find her tied up in a carrier bag when he investigated.

It seems whoever did this to Zola didn’t care whether she lived or died. They were, quite literally, throwing her away like a piece of rubbish, which is not only horrendously cruel but also an offence.

We’re very keen to speak to anyone who recognises Zola and knows who might have owned her.

The charity said anyone found guilty of abandoning an animal and causing it unnecessary suffering can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.

Those with information are being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.

Via Cat found tied and dumped in Bathgate wheelie bin ‘lucky to be alive’ | Edinburgh & East | News | STV

Dumped Cat Zola

Dumped Cat Zola – pic via Scottish SPCA


August 17, 2013 - Posted by | Appeal | , ,

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