Look out for the animals
Residents in Rutherglen and Cambuslang have been warned of the importance of being vigilant of abandoned animals this winter.
It comes after a hamster was discovered inside a bag of rubbish and rescued from certain death.
Stephen Champion of Champion Vets highlighted that pet abandonment continues to be a serious issue in the area.
He said: “Sadly, tens of thousands of pets are still abandoned every year, and the figures from organisations such as the RSPCA suggest that this number is continuing to rise. “Winter is always worst of all. “Pets given as Christmas presents lose their novelty, and as everyone spends more over the festive season, paying for essential veterinary care gets pushed down the priority list.
“These animals are then cruelly left to fend for themselves in the icy weather.”
“It is important to remember that owning a pet is something to be enjoyed, but is also an immense privilege that comes with a great deal of responsibility.”
Happy couple Anne Marie and Lynda Coyle Helping hand Marie Anne
and Lynda with Margaret Ferrier