A cat has been found dumped in a cat crate with plastic netting wrapped tight around its neck.
The female tabby with scabby skin was found in Maybole Road next to a dog poo bin by a member of the public in Ayrshire, Scotland.
A member of the public turned the thin-looking cat over to animal rescue group the SPCA and fed her some chicken while she waited with the poorly feline.
Her rescuers say she has now been named Bessie and want to track down whoever dumped her.
Animal rescue officer Sheena McTaggart said: "The female cat was found in a carrier with no door.
"She was in a sorry state, with scabby skin and a large piece of netting wrapped around her neck.
"Luckily, the netting had only rubbed away her fur and not broken the skin so we found her just in time.
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"We are grateful to the member of the public who found her and fed her some chicken while he waited for us to arrive.
"One of our animal rescue and rehoming centres is providing the care she needs. The team have affectionately named her Bessie.
"We're keen to find out more about the circumstances that led to her becoming entangled in the net and subsequently ending up abandoned.
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"If anyone has any information, we would urge them to call our confidential animal helpline."
Abandoning an animal is an offence in Scotland, under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.
People caught can be issued with a lifetime ban at keeping pets.
If you have any information in relation to Bessie, call the Scottish SPCA's helpline on 03000 999 999.
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