Were guinea pigs lost, stolen or dumped?


THE Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after three guinea pigs were discovered in a Dumfries garden.

The charity was called out to a home in the town’s Meadow Gardens after a resident spotted them huddling together.

Senior Inspector Bill Little recovered the group of female guinea pigs and transported them to the Scottish SPCA’s Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Hamilton where they were able to recover from their ordeal.

Staff at the centre have affectionately named the trio Cherry, Chestnut and Hazel.

Senior Inspector Little stated: “The lady who found the guinea pigs stated that they did not belong to her or her neighbours so it’s possible they have either escaped from home or been abandoned.

“We also can’t rule out the possibility that they have been stolen from their hutch and dumped.

“They are in good body condition and although they are not too keen on being handled we believe they have been someone’s pets up until now.

“We’re encouraging anyone who recognises the guinea pigs to contact our animal helpline.

“If no-one comes forward to claim Cherry, Chestnut and Hazel then we’ll be looking to find them a permanent, loving new home together.”

Anyone with information relating to these guinea pigs should contact the Scottish SPCA Animal’s Helpline on 03000 999 999.