The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after three guinea pigs were found huddled together in a Dumfries garden.
We were called to rescue the small pets after a resident of Meadow Gardens found them loose in her back yard on Sunday (10 June).
Senior Inspector Bill Little collected the all female guinea pigs and took them to our Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Hamilton where they are now receiving care and attention. Staff have named the trio Cherry, Chestnut and Hazel.
SI Little said, "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 the guinea pigs should contact our Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.