Info Sought on Calico Cat Dumped in Wheelie Bin

[ 2 ] August 19, 2013 |


The Scottish SPCA is seeking information on whomever tied up a calico cat in a trash bag and dumped her in a wheelie bin this week.

They say the cat is “lucky to have survived” her ordeal.

Someone walking along Edinburgh Road in Bathgate heard her cries for help Wednesday morning. She was rescued and taken to the Scottish SPCA’s Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Center. She has been named Zola.

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 recognizes Zola and knows who might have owned her.”

Anyone found guilty of abandoning an animal can be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.

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


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  1. What a cute kitty. How could anyone be so cruel!

  2. Sue Brandes says:

    OMG! This so breaks my heart. I am so thankful that man found her and she is safe now. She is so beautiful.

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