Cat Inside Cat Carrier Found in Communal Rubbish Bin (Scotland) 

This is Aberdeen, Scotland. It is a copycat version of the notorious cat ‘wheelie bin’ case of a few years ago.

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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.

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9 thoughts on “Cat Inside Cat Carrier Found in Communal Rubbish Bin (Scotland) ”

  1. This is very confusing to me.
    Can I assume that cat rescues in Scotland are similar to those in the U.K. And, thereby, no kill?
    If so, it would have to be a maniac who did these sort of deed as opposed to calling a rescue to retrieve the cat.
    God, these maniacs are everywhere!

    • Yes, they could have given up their cat and she would have been fostered and rehomed. But no, it was more convenient to dump her in the garbage and that attitude exists anywhere.

    • Only yesterday I mentioned Mary Bale in one of my comments. To have this happen to another cat is horrible.

      Although the cat looks understandably nervous, she appears to be in good condition. Perhaps she was the victim of a malicious stranger rather than being dumped by her owner? I hope whomever did this is caught and punished.

      Dee: The U.K. comprises of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Scottish shelters (apart from R.S.P.C.A.) are likely to be no-kill, but this means that sometimes there’s simply ‘no room at the inn’ and cats have to go on a waiting list for a space to become available. Foster carers play a huge role in helping free-up shelter space and without them many smaller shelters and rescues wouldn’t survive.

      • Sorry, I’ve just realised that Mindy was dumped inside a plastic cat carrier, which must surely mean she was dumped by her owner. Bad enough a random stranger harming your pet, but to do it yourself! I will never understand the mind-set of people like that.

        I’m hoping that a vet or someone else will recognise the cat and pass on any information to help track down the owner.

      • Thanks, Michele. I have a clearer understanding now.

        One of my brother-in-laws is not long off the boat from Ireland but never describes himself as being part of the U.K., only as Irish.

        I love the way he speaks, but I can only understand about half of it. My sis doesn’t seem to have a problem at all. On the other hand, he has the same problem with me. I don’t believe that I have a southern drawl, but he looks confused when I ask, “Please open the winders” or say, “Over yonder”.

        • Dee: To complicate things further, the southern half of Ireland is known as the Republic of Ireland and they aren’t part of the U.K. It’s all to do with which countries come under the Queen’s rule (lol).

          Perhaps your brother in law is from the RoI? Understandably, they are very proud of their heritage.

          • Thanks Michele. Got it.

            I’ll be seeing him in about 2 weeks and will ask him where he came from exactly. I would upload a video of him if I could so you could hear him.

            Do you have an understanding of the many dialects and can guess where folks are from?

            For me, here, I can tell a New York accent from those hailing from Massachusetts, the midwest, south, or deep south.

            • Some accents are more easily identifiable than others, but I’ve noticed that some of the accents from areas of Northern Ireland are much harsher, than the soft, Irish lilt more commonly found in the RoI. I have to say I do sometimes struggle to understand someone with a strong Irish accent, especially if they speak quite quickly.

              My dad was Scots, so I don’t have problems understanding their accent but I wouldn’t be able to tell which area of Scotland someone came from.


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