Appeal after new-born puppies found dumped in park

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The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after six new-born puppies were dumped in a box in Robroyston Park.

The charity was alerted on Thursday, November 19 when a member of the public discovered the crossbreed puppies late at night in the park near Bishopbriggs and handed them in to a local vet.

The puppies were taken to the animal rescue and rehoming centre in Lanarkshire, where tragically one of them passed away. The surviving puppies are receiving round-the-clock care from staff members at the centre.

Animal Rescue Officer Amy Robb said: “The puppies are around a week old and don’t yet have their eyes open.

“They were found around 10pm on a cold night and they were shivering.

“These puppies are far too young to be away from their mum and we are concerned for her welfare as she will be extremely distressed at having her puppies taken away from her so soon.

“This was a very cruel act and we would urge anyone who knows who may have dumped these helpless animals to contact our helpline on 03000 999 999.”

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 any information is being urged to contact the charity’s animal helpline on 03000 999 999.