Cat abandoned outside church in Edinburgh

The cat was found in a pet carrier in Craigentinny. Picture; contributed
The cat was found in a pet carrier in Craigentinny. Picture; contributed
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The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found abandoned in a pet carrier in Edinburgh on Monday March 13.

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Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted after the male cat was found abandoned in a pet carrier outside Christ Church Edinburgh on Britwell Crescent in Craigentinny.

Senior Inspector John Toule said, “The feline is in good condition but he doesn’t have a tag or microchip to identify his owners.

“He’s now safely at our centre in Edinburgh where he has been named Lazareth.

“He’s an unneutered male and has such a soft, silky coat so if no one comes forward we’re sure we’ll easily be able to rehome him.”

Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. Anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.

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