Kitten abandoned on Lothian Bus

Ticket the kitten. Pic: SSPCA

Ticket the kitten. Pic: SSPCA

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AN APPEAL has been launched to find the owner of a kitten left on a Lothian Bus.

The seven-week-old cat, who has been named Ticket, was found on a number three bus by a passenger.

This kitten was left on a Lothian Bus. Picture: Twitter @on_lothianbuses

This kitten was left on a Lothian Bus. Picture: Twitter @on_lothianbuses

He was taken to the firm’s Longstone Depot before being picked up by a team from the SSPCA which is now appealing for the owner to get in touch.

A Lothian Buses spokeswoman said: “Ticket the kitten was found minding his own business on a Service 3 bus on it’s way to Clovenstone. We are not sure why he was on his way to Clovenstone but our driver thought it would be best to give the SSPCA a call because they know more about how cats think that we do. He was driven back to Longstone Depot where our staff kept him entertained until the SSPCA officer arrived to collect him.”

The SSPCA Animal Rescue Officer Connie O’Neill said: “A member of the public alerted the bus driver after she spotted Ticket wandering around the bus with no owner in sight.

“We think it’s very likely Ticket was abandoned but we also can’t rule out the possibility someone may have been transporting him and left him behind when they got off the bus.

“If anyone recognises this little guy or knows who he belongs to, we’d urge them to get in touch.

“Ticket is in good condition and is really friendly. If we’re not able to return him to his owner, we’ll find him a loving new home.”

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.