The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of a cat who climbed into a car in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, and gave birth on the back seat. They were alerted by the surprised car owner after he made the discovery on Sunday evening outside his home.
The cat and her three kittens are now in the care of the Dunbartonshire and West Scotland Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Milton. The mother has been named Elise and her kittens Nova, Astra and Dodge.
Animal Rescue Officer Amy Robb said, "Two newborn kittens were found on the same street earlier that day and were taken to our centre in Glasgow, where we were able to find them a foster mum.
"When we received the call about Elise we knew the two kittens must have belonged to her but as they had already been accepted by another cat she would most likely have rejected them.
Poor Elise must have given birth on the street and then climbed in the car window to have her remaining three kittens.
"The owner of the car and his girlfriend got a real surprise when they found the cats on the back seat.
Elise is in good condition and we think her owner may be missing her. If this is the case it would be great to return her to the comforts of her own home while she rears Nova, Astra and Dodge.
If we aren't able to return them home, we'll find them all loving new owners when the time is right."
Anyone who recognises Elise is being urged to contact the SSCPA.