Abandoned cat left on busy Edinburgh street

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information. Picture; contributed
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information. Picture; contributed
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An abandoned cat was left in its carrier on a busy Edinburgh street

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat was left on Picardy Place in the city centre.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted on Saturday 16 July when the cat was discovered by a member of the public.

The feline is now in the care of the SPCA at the charity’s animal rescue and rehoming centre in Balerno where she has been named Solo.

Inspector Jennifer Surgeon said, “Solo was found by a member of the public who stays in a property on that street.

“She was absolutely terrified and shaking and we don’t understand why someone would abandon her like this.

“Solo is doing well in the care of our centre.

“She appears to still be very nervous but is friendly and in good condition.

“We are appealing to anyone with information about who may have abandoned Solo to call us in confidence on 03000 999 999.

“We’d also love to hear from anyone interested in offering her a loving home after her ordeal.”

Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 and can result in a ban on keeping animals for a fixed period or life.