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Scottish SPCA issue fresh appeal for information after one of the abandoned puppies in Knightswood dies

The puppies were found in the Knightswood area of Glasgow on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February, one of which tested positive for parvovirus.

We took two spaniel puppies and a Pomeranian into our care after finding them in Banner Avenue and Knightswood Park.

Inspector Gillian Dick said, “We are issuing a further appeal for information after two spaniel pups, one of which had parvovirus, and a Pomeranian puppy were found in Knightswood.

“Unfortunately, the Pomeranian puppy has passed away.  He came to us with an open wound and in a very poor state, covered in fleas and lice.  He was also found to have parvovirus. 

“Very sadly, he couldn’t recover from his ailments and he didn’t pull through.

“The two spaniel puppies are doing better but they are still in the care of a vet.

“One of the spaniel pups had also tested positive for Parvovirus.  This is a highly contagious disease that can cause death in dogs.

“The symptoms can include blood in stool, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, depression and fever and in the most severe cases it can be fatal.

“We are desperate to find out where these puppies came from as we do not want any other animal to suffer in this way.”

Bill Kidd MSP for Anniesland is keen to trace whoever is responsible for the puppies debilitated condition.

Bill said, “If anyone has any information regarding these puppies I would urge them to come forward.  Someone has caused these puppies unnecessary suffering which has already resulted in the death of a defenceless animal.  The Scottish SPCA has my full support and I will be doing what I can to help this investigation.”

If anyone in the area has any information on who may have abandoned any of these puppies, they are being urged to phone the Scottish SPCA confidential animal 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.

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