The Scottish SPCA is searching for the owner of a kitten who was found hiding under a car bonnet in Edinburgh.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted on Tuesday when workers at Pentland Land Rover in Newbridge popped open a car bonnet and discovered something furry lurking inside.

The kitten, thought to be around five to six months old, is now in the care of the Scottish SPCA’s Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre, where she has been nicknamed Sweety.

Animal Rescue Officer Fiona Thorburn said, “Sweety was found in a car which had travelled from Gleneagles Hotel that day.

“It’s fair to say the workmen got a bit of a shock when they went to inspect under the hood and ended up pulling her out.

“Thankfully Sweety didn’t sustain any injuries from her journey and seemed very happy to be out of the car.

“It’s quite common for cats to climb into car engine areas for warmth and Sweety was very lucky to have escaped injury.

“If someone is looking for Sweety then we’d love them to get in touch, but if no-one comes forward to claim her then we will find her a loving new home.”

Anyone who recognises Sweety is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA on 03000 999 999.

Photo by Scottish SPCA