Tortoises found dumped in Dunfermline
Published 9 Aug 2012 09:30 5 Comments
TWO tortoises are on the slow and steady road to recovery after being found dumped outside a Dunfermline home.
A surprised resident in Appin Crescent discovered the male Hermann's and female Horsefield tortoise in a box in her front garden when she returned home on 31st July.
She called the Scottish SPCA and the pair - who have been affectionately named Ron and Hermione by staff - are now being cared for at the charity's Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.
Luckily, the misadventure hasn't left the duo shell-shocked and the SSPCA are now appealing for information.
Senior Inspector John Chisholm said, "Ron and Hermione were taken for a vet check after they were rescued and Hermione was assessed as having a respiratory disease and eye infection.
"She is now receiving medication and is doing well.
"It's a real shame these lovely animals have been abandoned but we have to keep an open mind at this stage.
"Potentially, their owner may have panicked when Hermione became ill and decided they could no longer care for either of them, but we also can't rule out the possibility they've been stolen and then left there.
"We are very keen to hear from anyone who recognises Ron and Hermione so we can establish how they came to be in this garden."
Anyone with information about the tortoises is urged to contact the SSPCA's animal helpline on 03000 999 999.
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