The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after two Guinea pigs were found abandoned in Cowdenbeath.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted to the pigs, who were found next to the water in Dalbeath Marsh nature reserve, last Thursday.
SSPCA animal rescue officer Catherine Atterton said: “We were notified by a concerned member of the public who found the Guinea pigs beside a box which had tipped over.
“Upon examination, droppings and urine were found inside, so it looked like the pigs had been abandoned in the box.
“It’s very lucky these two were found as they could have easily been missed, especially having been left beside the water and in an unfamiliar environment.”
The SSPCA said both Guinea pigs were underweight and may have a mite allergy, as one is missing some fur.
“They are currently in the care of one of our rescue centres where they will receive the appropriate care,” Catherine added.
Anyone with information about how the animals came to be abandoned should contact the SSPCA’s confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.