Scottish SPCA appeal after cats dumped in Larbert lay-by

Picture courtesy of the Scottish SPCA. Cats abandoned in layby
Picture courtesy of the Scottish SPCA. Cats abandoned in layby

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after two cats were rescued from a layby in Larbert.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted by a member of the public on Wednesday (August 22) after discovering the cats, who appeared very distressed, in a layby at the side of the road.

Picture courtesy of the Scottish SPCA - Lay-by where two cats were abandoned in Larbert

Picture courtesy of the Scottish SPCA - Lay-by where two cats were abandoned in Larbert

Scottish SPCA Animal Rescue Officer Stephanie Kirk said: “We were called out to rescue two cats that were both very distressed but fortunately had not been injured.

“The cats were not close to any houses and were found on a quiet country road so we feel they may have been abandoned.

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Picture courtesy of the Scottish SPCA - Julius (black male) and Lucy (black and white female) were found abandoned in a Larbert lay-by

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“The cats are a three year old black female named Lucy who is chipped but unfortunately these details are not up to date, along with a black entire male, who we have named Julius, who was wearing a blue collar.

“Both cats are now in safe hands, and being cared for by the team at our centre in Lanarkshire. They’ll stay in our care until we can find them a loving forever home.

“If anyone recognises Lucy and Julius we’d urge them to contact us as we are keen to identify the person responsible for abandoning them.”

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 helpline on 03000 999 999.