An animal welfare charity has launched an appeal after a kitten was abanonded on a wall in Falkirk.
The Scottish SPCA were alerted to the incident after a member of the public witnessed a man delibirately leave the cat on Grahams Road and run away at around 9.30pm on March 30.
Inspector Robyn Myszor said: “The kitten is a black and white female who is only a few months old.
“She is not microchipped.
“At around 9.30pm on March 30 a member of the public witnessed a man walking along the street with the cat on his shoulder.
“He then put the cat down on the wall outside a block of flats and ran away down an alley next to the nearby Mario’s takeaway.
“The man was around 5ft8 with short hair and appeared to have been drinking.
“He was holding a can of something at the time of the incident.
“He stated to some bystanders that the kitten’s name was Pixie.
“We appreciate that the man who left the kitten may have intended for the animal to be found but this is not the right way to give up an animal if you can no longer care for them.
“Thankfully, the kitten is unharmed and is now in the care of one of our animal rescue and rehoming centres where she is receiving the care she needs.
“If anyone recognises this kitten we would ask that they contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”