The Scottish SPCA are appealing for information after a black and white cat was found inside a sofa at a council waste depot.

Workers at Whitehall Industrial Estate in Bathgate discovered the cat when he fell out of an old sofa to be discarded on Monday around 4.30pm.

Animal rescue officer, Aileen Maybury, said, “West Lothian council collected some bulky uplifts and discovered a cat inside a sofa. When they tipped the lorry the cat fell out of the sofa and ran into the corner of the station.

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“He is uninjured after their ordeal and we are hoping the owner of the cat recognises him. The cat is not microchipped and the sofa was picked up around the Linlithgow area.

“The cat is now in the care of one of our animal rescue and rehoming centres.

“If anyone recognises this cat, or has any information about his circumstances, they should call our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”