Appeal for information for abandoned guinea pigs

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditShare on Google+Digg this

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after two guinea pigs were found at a roadside in Cumbernauld.

A member of the public contacted Scotland’s animal welfare charity after spotting the frightened creatures on Seafar Road at the turn-off for McTaggart Road at around 11pm on Tuesday (8 May).

The adult males are now being cared for at the charity’s Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Bothwell, where they have been named Eamon and Damon.

Animal Rescue Officer Jenny Hamilton said, “This was a very cruel act as Eamon and Damon could easily have made it on to the road and been killed.

“Whoever dumped these poor boys also couldn’t have known they would be found by someone who would help them.

“Thankfully, they are both in good health and we’ll soon be looking for new homes for Eamon and Damon where they will be treated with the care they deserve.”

Abandoning an animal is an offence and anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.

Anyone with information relating to this abandonment is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.

Short URL: http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/?p=50519

Posted by on May 11 2012. Filed under Scottish News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply


Newsletter signup

Recently Commented

  • Michael Cushing: U K sense of national unity on a driving licence wow . How much did the special permision from EU...
  • Arthur sime: you say that a lot of thought went into making the decision but it seems you didn’t take into...
  • Peter Laing: The woman involved was a care worker paid to take a youngster on holiday, which is the subject of the...
  • coldwarkid: I’m Albanian too (well from St Albans)
  • Neil Riddell: What on earth do the last three paragraphs have to do with the rest of the story?