This is Aberdeen, Scotland. It is a copycat version of the notorious cat ‘wheelie bin’ case of a few years ago.
In this instance, the Scottish SPCA said that the cat was inside a carrier which was dumped with communal rubbish inside a large communal rubbish (trash) bin. It happened in the Printfield Walk area of the city.
It is pure luck that the cat, Mindy (named by the SPCA), was found. She was found by someone who was throwing rubbish away in the same bin. The SPCA centre manager, Graeme Innes, said:
“She is quite scared and defensive at the moment.” – no surprise there.
“This was a particularly cruel act which would have resulted in her death had she not been found….It is difficult to comprehend why anyone would do this to a defenceless animal….If anyone recognises Mindy and knows who may have done this we would urge them to contact us. We will look after her until we can find her the loving new home she deserves.”
This kind of utterly uncaring and senseless behaviour can be seen anywhere. It just so happens that this time it happened in Scotland.
The SPCA hopes someone will come forward and claim her. In the meantime perhaps someone else recognises her. She is clearly not microchipped.