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Appeal for information after Guinea pigs found in a bag in Lerwick

Three white longhaired Guinea pigs sitting on a veterinary examination table

We are appealing for information after three Guinea pigs were found in a bag on the morning of Saturday 3 December in Lerwick.

Scottish SPCA auxiliary inspector, Deborah Caithness, said, “The three Guinea pigs were found on the corner of King Haakon Street and King Harald Street at around 10am.

“They are long-haired Guinea pigs and mainly white in colour with some brown and black patches.

“The bag they were found in is a large, black shoulder bag, which had hay in the bottom.

two photos of a black bag from different angles, one showing hay in the bottom of the bag

We understand that people’s circumstances can change, but this is not the right way to give up an animal if you can no longer care for them.

“These Guinea pigs are now at one of our animal rescue and rehoming centres where they will receive the care they need.

“If anyone recognises these animals or has any information, we would ask that they contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”




If anyone is concerned about an animal, please do not hesitate to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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