THE Scottish SPCA is appealing for information about a stowaway cat who arrived in their care after being discovered on the back of a delivery lorry in Bridge of Weir.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was informed that the lorry began its journey in Barnsley in England, then travelled to North Berwick, Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Perth, and Glasgow, before the driver discovered the cat on board on Tuesday, June 14.

Judy Button, Scottish SPCA centre manager, said: "The cat is a tabby and white coloured male, who we have named Maverick.

"There's no way to know which stop he got on the lorry at, he could have come from anywhere.

"Maverick is extremely nervous, so we have been unable to get close enough to locate a microchip.

"His nervousness leads us to think he is a housecat, but we are unsure as he could have gotten into the lorry while he was exploring as an outdoor cat. Either way, we are sure someone will be missing him.

"Thankfully Maverick is now safe at our centre, but we are desperate to find his owner.

"If anyone who recognises this cat, or has any information, please contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999."