The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a guinea pig was dumped under a bush in a cardboard box and left to die.
We were contacted by a concerned member of the public who spotted the terrified creature at Cross Park, just off Laurel Place, in Partick on Thursday (11 October).
The white female guinea pig had been left inside a cardboard box which was so wet it had almost disintegrated.
Now named Wendy, she is recovering at our Dunbartonshire and West Scotland Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Milton.
Animal Rescue Officer Paula Vallance said, "Poor Wendy was extremely frightened when I rescued her.
"She was well hidden under the bush so it's very lucky someone spotted her and contacted us for help.
"The box had a large amount of faeces and urine inside which indicates Wendy had been there for at least a few days.
"Whoever dumped her has been particularly cruel by leaving her under a bush where it was unlikely she would be found.
"There was no food and water available and Wendy would eventually have starved to death or have been targeted by another animal such as a fox.
"We are keen to trace Wendy's owner and are appealing to the public to help us with our enquiries."
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 is being urged to contact our Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.