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Missing kitten found at dog food stand

Wednesday, 27th June 2012

A missing kitten has been found behind a dog food stand at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland.

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for any information after a member of the public found the four-week-old female kitten into its staff at the event.

It was found on top of a pallet crying for its mother, with no owner yet coming forward. The kitten, who has been named Annie, is being cared for at the Scottish SPCA's Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

Chief superintendent Mike Flynn said: "We were approached by a man carrying a cardboard box with the kitten inside on Sunday at around 2.30pm.

"He reported that he had been working at the Royal Blind Society’s stand when he heard the kitten’s cries. He initially mistook her constant calling for a mobile phone ring tone and went to investigate the source."

Mr Flynn added that the assumption is the kitten was left there as she is too young to have made her way into the show herself. At only four weeks old, she should still be with her mother, he added.