A BLACK and white cat is now recovering in the care of Scotland’s animal welfare charity after it was found abandoned, in a pet carrier, at the side of a busy road.
The Scottish SPCA was alerted on Friday after the feline was found at a bus stop on the main street in Whitburn.
The cat has been nicknamed Chloe at Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Balerno where she is now recovering in the care of the SSPCA.
Inspector June Chalcroft said: “Chloe was found in a large brown cat carrier with a pink fleece blanket inside.
“While we can’t rule out the possibility someone was transporting her and forgot to pick her up when they got on the bus, we do think it’s likely she was abandoned.
“We are keen to find the person who owned her and would ask anyone who recognises her to come forward.
“Chloe is a lovely girl and we’ll soon find her a caring new home.”
Abandoning an 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.