It is not known if it was a deliberate act of cruelty to dump The Stig in the rubbish chute, but he has had a very lucky escape, as the bins are emptied daily.
Anna Claxton, Deputy Manager of the London Shelter, said "It always amazes us here at the Shelter that, despite having been through what must have been a traumatic experience, The Stig has really come out of himself and proved to be an extremely friendly character as well as being extremely handsome!! We are all quickly becoming very fond of him."
Anyone who has any information on The Stig should contact the London Shelter on 0844 248 8181.
Photos of The Stig are available on request.