Ticket to Balerno!

Posted on 10/07/2014 by


Kitten discovered on bus

Ticket at BalernoThe Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was found on an Edinburgh bus earlier today. 

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted by Lothian Buses after the feline was spotted by a lady on the number 3 service.

The black and white kitten, estimated to be around seven weeks old, is now in the care of the Scottish SPCA’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Balerno. He has been nicknamed Ticket.

Animal Rescue Officer Connie O’Neill said, “A member of the public alerted the bus driver after she spotted Ticket wandering around the bus with no owner in sight.
“We think it’s very likely Ticket was abandoned but we also can’t rule out the possibility someone may have been transporting him and left him behind when they got off the bus.

“If anyone recognises this little guy or knows who he belongs to, we’d urge them to get in touch. Ticket is in good condition and is really friendly. If we’re not able to return him to his owner, we’ll find him 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 information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.

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