UNITED KINGDOM -- Three small furry animals were found dumped in the middle of a road.
A rabbit and two guinea pigs were found in plastic boxes with bedding, food and water by a member of the public.
The SSPCA is now looking to track down the person responsible.
The trio, who are now waiting to be rehomed at the charity’s rehoming centre near Dundee, were found next to Keir House by Dunblane.
Staff at the centre have named them Ellie, Diego and Sid.
The animals were fortunate not to have been struck by a car, according to centre manager Elliot Hay.
He said: “The animals did not appear to have been mistreated and apart from long nails and some slightly matted hair, they are in good condition.
“The boxes could have easily been hit by an oncoming car. We are appealing for anyone who has any information or noticed any suspicious activity.”
Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 and anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period, or life.
Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.
(Evening Telegraph UK - Jan 5, 2017)