The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat was abandoned at the side of a road in Dumfries.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted on Saturday (14 May) when a motorist spotted the cat on the A701 near the sign for the Eden Music Festival.
The cat, named Luna, was taken to the charity’s animal rescue and rehoming centre in Hamilton where a microchip was discovered but unfortunately staff have been unable to trace her owner.
Inspector Geraldine Laurie said, “Luna was left at the side of the road in a cat carrier which had a blanket and some toys inside.
“The door had come off the carrier and she could easily have run on to the road and been killed by an oncoming vehicle.
“We contacted the person who the microchip was registered to but they advised they rehomed Luna in 2008 and they didn’t have contact details for her new owner.
“Luna is a beautiful 12 year old girl in good condition and I just don’t understand why someone would abandon her like this.
“We will look after her until we can find her a loving new home.”
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 Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.

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