A CAT has been found abandoned outside a Ladbrokes shop in Clydebank.

The Scottish SPCA are appealing for information after they were alerted to the feline on Monday, February 4.

A member of the public had spotted a cat carrier under a bench on Lennox Place and informed the animal welfare charity.

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 either for a fixed period or even for life.

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Laura McIntyre, Scottish SPCA inspector, said: “This little cat is lucky he was spotted by a concerned member of the public.

“We are unsure how long he was there for and we are keen to find the person responsible for abandoning him.

“He is a very timid, entirely black, un-neutered male and the staff at our centre in Dumbarton have named him Lenny.”

If anyone in the area recognises Lenny or has any information on who may have abandoned him, please call the confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.