Dogs abandoned in Duddingston greenhouse

Harriet and Hope were abandoned in Duddingston. Pic: comp

Harriet and Hope were abandoned in Duddingston. Pic: comp

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AN INVESTIGATION is underway after two dogs were found abandoned in an Edinburgh greenhouse.

The SSPCA were called on Tuesday morning after a member of the public discovered the two Staffordshire bull terriers at Duddingston community garden.

The two female dogs are now in the care of the SSPCA’s rehoming centre in Balerno, where they have been named Harriet and Hope.

Senior Inspector John Toule said, “Harriet and Hope were discovered at around 7am by one of the community gardeners. It’s very likely they could have been stuck in there over night.

“Whoever left them would not have known how long it would be until they were found and didn’t leave any food or water for them.

“Harriet and Hope are both friendly girls and did not deserve to be treated like this. We’ll continue to look after them until we can find them loving new homes.

“In the meantime we are urging anyone who recognises them to get in contact with us.”

Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 and 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 the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.