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Cat thrown from car in Aberdeen and then run over

Rescued cat
Image caption Delilah is now being cared for by the Scottish SPCA

An appeal for information has been made after a cat was thrown from a car in Aberdeen in an "incredibly cruel act".

The Scottish SPCA said witnesses saw the cat being thrown from a red hatchback car travelling on Cairngorm Drive, Kincorth, on Tuesday morning.

The female tabby landed on the road and was then run over by another car. However she escaped with only minor injuries.

Staff at the charity's Drumoak care centre have named her Delilah.

'Terrifying ordeal'

Animal rescue officer Karen Hogg said: "Understandably Delilah was absolutely petrified when I came to collect her.

"I took her straight to the vet to be examined but amazingly she has survived her terrifying ordeal with only scuffing to the pads of her feet and a small scrape on her nose, although we'll continue to monitor her condition in our care.

"Unfortunately they said the car travelling closely behind ran right over the top of her and she tumbled to the side of the road before darting away through gardens and settling on a window ledge.

"Delilah has used up at least two of her nine lives in what appears to have been an incredibly cruel act."

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