The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat and three kittens were abandoned in Glenrothes in two separate incidents.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was called to St Clair vets in Cadham, Glenrothes, on Friday morning after a member of the public discovered three kittens dumped in a box at the back of the building.
It’s thought the kittens had been left between 9.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. that day.
The two males and one female are around seven weeks old and are being cared for at the Scottish SPCA’s Angus, Fife and Tayside Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Petterden.
Later on that day an officer attended another incident in Glenrothes, this time rescuing an adult cat which had been left inside a closed cardboard box covered by a plastic bag.
The female white and black cat was found at the back door of the PDSA charity shop, in Lyon Square at the Kingdom Centre. She was also taken to the Petterden centre where she was named Sam.
Steven Gray, senior inspector, said: “In both cases, whoever abandoned Sam and the kittens may have thought they were leaving them somewhere safe where they would be found, but it doesn’t change the fact that abandoning an animal is a very cruel act and is also an offence.
“There was no guarantee the cats would have been found quickly, it was just lucky they were discovered when they were. The kittens are doing well in our care. We’ll continue to care for Sam and the kittens until we can find them good homes.” Anyone who recognises Sam or the kittens should contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.