An investigation has been launched after two cockerels were dumped in a Fife field.
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after the two Polish Bantam cockerels were found abandoned in a field alongside Cardenden Road.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted to the cockerels’ plight by a member of the public on Monday.
Scottish SPCA inspector Sarah Gregory said: “A member of the public was able to contain them on Sunday night before calling us on Monday morning to collect them.
“They were a bit thin but appear otherwise to be in good health with clean feathers.”
The inspector said this was not the first instance of animal abandonment in this area.
“The fields along Cardenden Road have been a hot spot for abandoning animals recently, especially small farm animals.
“Local residents often take in the abandoned animals, which means many cases of abandonment haven’t actually been reported,” she added.
She has urged anyone who recognises these distinctive cockerels to contact the Scottish SPCA.
“We keen to identify their owner and whoever is abandoning animals in the Lochgelly area.”
Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA confidential animal helpline on 03000 999999.