Guinea pig found abandoned on city bus

Cracker the guinea pig is now being cared for by SSPCA staff. Pic: comp
Cracker the guinea pig is now being cared for by SSPCA staff. Pic: comp
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A GUINEA Pig described as being “in poor condition” has been found abandoned on a city bus.

The Scottish SPCA were alerted on Sunday evening after a passenger on the number 44 Lothian bus in the Brunstane area discovered the pet and handed him into a nearby police station.

The ginger and white coloured long-haired guinea pig is now in the care of the Scottish SPCA’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Balerno, where she has been named Cracker.

Animal Rescue Officer Duncan Robertson said: “Cracker was found inside a cardboard pet carrier which was saturated with urine. There was also a bag of food, a packet of sawdust and an empty bowl inside.

“She had urine scald on her feet and was suffering from mites so she has been receiving antibiotics and pain relief in our care.

“We think it’s very likely Cracker was abandoned but we also can’t rule out the possibility someone may have been transporting her and left her behind when they got off the bus.

“Either way, we are very glad Cracker was found by someone who helped her.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who recognises Cracker and knows who she might belong to.”

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.