The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after two dogs were dumped near Ashgill

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information following the abandonment of two dogs, a spaniel and a poodle, in Lanarkshire on the A71 between Ashgill and the Garrion Bridges.

Spaniel abandonedWe were alerted to the incident after a member of the public found the animals on 8 January.

Scottish SPCA Inspector Jack Marshall said, “We were contacted by a member of the public who found the female dogs and took them into their home.

“They were found shut in a cage and both were underweight with skin issues.

“The spaniel is microchipped but it’s out of date.  We do know that she is under two years old and the poodle who is not microchipped seems to be the same age or younger.

“We are grateful to the member of the public who took the dogs in so they weren’t left outside in what was probably very stressful circumstances for them.

“If anyone recognises these dogs or has any information, we’d encourage them to contact us as we are keen to identify the person responsible for abandoning them.”

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.