The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat was dumped inside a box outside a Glenrothes vet.
The animal welfare charity was alerted after staff at St Clair Vet in Cadham discovered the feline inside a cardboard box early on Wednesday, October 29.
The black female cat, has been named Spooky, and is now in the care of the charity’s Angus, Fife and Tayside animal rescue and rehoming centre.
Senior inspector Steven Gray said: “Poor Spooky was spotted by a member of staff as she was coming into work.
“Spooky’s box was tapped up and had blankets and a plastic container inside.
“We’re quite sure she was abandoned along with another cat as there was a second box beside her which was lying opened.
“We’re appealing to anyone who recognises Spooky to get in contact with us so we can find out why she ended up here.
“She’s a lovely black cat with white markings on her paws and a slight kink in her tail, which makes her quite distinctive.
“Whoever abandoned Spooky may have thought they were leaving her somewhere safe where she would be found, but it doesn’t change the fact that abandoning an animal is a very irresponsible act and is also an offence.
“We’ll look after Spooky until we can find her a loving 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.
Anyone with any information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.