Cat ‘cruelly abandoned’ in East Lothian park

Carrie the cat. Picture: SSPCA
Carrie the cat. Picture: SSPCA
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A LEADING animal welfare charity has appealed for information after a young cat was “cruelly abandoned” and dumped in a plastic bag in an East Lothian park.

The Scottish SPCA was called in to rescue the female cat after a woman discovered the cat, tied inside a plastic bag, in bushes at the Ormiston play park in Tranent on Sunday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for the charity said: “The cat was extremely stressed but otherwise uninjured and she is now recovering from her ordeal at the Scottish SPCA’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Balerno. She has been named Carrie.”

Animal Rescue Officer Stephanie Grant said: “The lady who found Carrie said that she was walking past the bushes when she heard her cries.

“On investigation she found Carrie trapped inside a white plastic bag which had been tied tightly shut. When I arrived to collect Carrie she was extremely stressed out and tried desperately to escape. We now know she is a friendly cat but she was acting aggressively towards me, which is understandable given the terrifying situation she’d just been in.”

She added: “It would appear that Carrie has been cruelly and deliberately abandoned therefore we are appealing to anyone who recognises her or knows anything about this incident to contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”