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Owner of kitten found on Aberdeenshire road sought

Patrick the kitten
Image caption A car went right over the top of Patrick the kitten

The owner of a kitten rescued from an Aberdeenshire road is being sought.

A member of the public handed the kitten - thought to be as young as six-weeks-old - into the Scottish SPCA.

It was rescued after narrowly avoiding being hit by a car on the Netherley road from Stonehaven to Maryculter on Thursday morning.

The animal charity said the kitten would only have recently been weaned from its mother, and appealed for information.

Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre manager Graeme Innes said: "The person who found Patrick said that he saw a car drive right over the top of him, but thankfully, as he is so tiny, he was completely untouched.

"He's looking and feeling much better now he's been brought into the warmth and been fed, but we'll be keeping a close eye on him over the next few days to make sure he recovers well.

"If no-one comes forward to reclaim Patrick then we'll be looking to find him a loving new home."

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