A TINY kitten has been dumped in bushes in Edinburgh.
The black male cat was discovered by a member of the public cowering under a cardboard box in Leith.
The rescued feline, now named Jacob, is in the care of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ re-homing centre in the Balerno area of the city.
Senior Inspector Stuart Murray, who rescued Jacob, said: “This poor kitten was terrified and when I opened the box he tried desperately to escape.
“The man who discovered Jacob said he had noticed the box a few hours earlier, before going to investigate what was inside.
“We estimate he’s around four months old and was found wearing a collar so he’s probably a pet someone has grown tired of and dumped.
“Abandoning an animal is not only very sad and cruel but it’s also an offence so we’re keen to speak to anyone who might have seen something or recognises the kitten.
“Members of the public are being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999 with any information that could help trace the culprit.”