Five puppies abandoned in Sandhead

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after five border collie puppies were abandoned on 27 Main Street in Sandhead.


The puppies were abandoned in a shed and had been left overnight. They were immediately taken to our Centre in Ayr.

The collie pups have been named Skye, Arran, Barra, Ailsa and Iona by staff at the centre.

Inspector Paul Tuchewicz said, “This was an incredibly cruel act and we are very keen to trace the person who left these puppies alone and frightened.

“They were hungry when they were found but are in good bodily condition.

“They’re all beautiful puppies and we’re sure there will be no shortage of people wanting to offer them a new home.

“If anyone can help us trace the person who owned them we would urge them to come forward.”

Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. 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.