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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Cat found trapped in bin

A CAT was found cruelly trapped inside a recycling bin at a popular dog walking spot in Stranraer.

And the Scottish SPCA are now appealing for information, after a dog walker discovered the animal dubbed ‘Dusty’ inside the bin at ‘The Approach’ on Friday.
Scottish SPCA Inspector Geraldine Lawrie said: “Dusty is a very friendly and affectionate wee man so he’s obviously belonged to someone.
“He’s lucky that he was found by the member of the public whose dog took an interest in the bin.”
Explaining the discovery, Geraldine added: “Dusty was inside the bin with the lid closed.
“He had been put there with a puppy blanket but no food or water and has an injury to his ear and a sore right eye.
“He’s been seen by a vet who is confident he’ll recover from his injuries and is now being looked after by our Ayrshire centre.”
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.
Geraldine said: “We are appealing for anyone who has any information or noticed any suspicious activity to get in touch with our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”

Dumfries and West, Front

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