Four kittens found dumped on roads in two locations
Three cats were discovered in a lay-by in Falkirk and another in a carrier bag in Hamilton.
Four kittens have been found abandoned in two separate locations across the central belt.
Three of the kittens were discovered in a lay-by next to the hills of Dunipace Cemetery on Larbert Road, Falkirk, on Thursday.
Staff at the Scottish SPCA have named the trio Cher, Dionne and Tai and say they are "very friendly and otherwise unharmed".
A fourth abandoned kitten was also reported to the animal welfare charity on Thursday after being found in a carrier bag on Muttonhill Road, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.
The black kitten has been dubbed Alma.
To abandon an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 and anyone found guilty of doing so could be banned keeping animals for a fixed period or for life.
Lanarkshire animal rescue and rehoming centre manager Peter Fleming said: "The weather is turning colder and these kittens need plenty of warmth, food and water.
"Abandoning an animal is an offence, and in this circumstance we're very lucky that members of the public found these four kittens before they could come to any harm."