• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Owner abandons dogs with note

A DOG owner abandoned two animals in a park and left a note saying "desperate times led to this".

The male dogs were found bound to a wooden fence in Drumpellier Country Park, in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, by a member of the public.

A handwritten note was discovered beside them, which read: "Father went into a nursing home and we tried to rehome the dogs, but no luck. Desperate times led to this."

The dogs, a black crossbreed around three to five years old and a brindle Staffordshire bull terrier cross, thought to be around five to seven years old, were taken to Shettleston Police Station and later picked up by the Scottish SPCA.

They were brought to the SPCA's Lanarkshire Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Hamilton on Friday where they have been named Finn and Xander.

SPCA Inspector Laura McIntyre said: "We are very keen to trace whoever has left Finn and Xander."

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.