THE Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after two cats were dumped in freezing conditions near the Erskine Bridge.
A passing motorist noticed a pet carrier sitting on the ground at a layby on the A82 Dumbarton road on Tuesday, December 11 at around 3pm.
Inside were two young male cats, both black and white with distinctive markings.
The lady put the frightened pets into her car and drove them to the Scottish SPCA’s Dunbartonshire and West Scotland Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Milton where they are now recovering from their ordeal.
Staff have named the cats Frosty and Chilly.
Senior Inspector Nicki Scott said, “Frosty and Chilly were lucky to be found as it was getting dark and temperatures were dropping into minus figures.
“There was no food or water inside the carrier and the door was completely taped up with silver gaffer tape. They had one blanket but it was soaked in urine and faeces.
“Whoever abandoned the pair gave no consideration for their welfare whatsoever.
“It’s heartbreaking to see yet more helpless animals being thrown out on to the streets like rubbish, particularly in the run up to Christmas, which is supposed to be a time for celebration.
“Frosty and Chilly are in reasonable condition and they both have an unusual black ‘beard’ type marking on their chins so we are hoping someone might recognise them.
“We are also hoping to find them a loving new home together because they really deserve some happiness after everything they’ve been through.”
Abandoning an animal is an offence 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.