An emaciated pet rabbit in the worst condition ever seen by an animal rescue inspector was rescued after a woman saw him being dumped.
A young man and woman wearing hoodies were spotted leaving a blue bag on a cycle path under a bridge in Dunfermline and running away.
A dog walker who saw the pair went to investigate and the rabbit, which was freezing cold, soaked in urine and had a respiratory infection, jumped out of the bag.
There was also a Pets At Home cardboard pet carrier and shavings but no food or water.
The animal, who has been named Tony by Scottish SPCA staff, is recovering well in the charity’s care.
An appeal has been issued for information about the incident below Lundin Road on March 22 in an bid to trace those who abandoned the rabbit.
Scottish SPCA inspector Sarah Gregory said: “It’s very lucky a member of the public found this rabbit after witnessing him being abandoned.
“The rabbit was found to be emaciated and freezing cold. His abdomen was soaked in urine and he had a respiratory condition but despite that, he was very friendly.
“As Tony has so much fur, it’s hard to tell from the photos just how thin he was, it’s possibly the worst condition I’ve ever seen a rabbit in.
“Thankfully he doesn’t appear to have any signs of injury and after a vet check, he is doing well.”
Abandoning an animal is an offence which can result in a ban from keeping animals.
The male and female who dumped Tony were described as in their late teens or early 20s.
He was wearing a blue/grey hoodie and jeans and was of heavy build and she had long, dirty blonde hair tied in a ponytail and was wearing a grey hoodie, body warmer and jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Scottish SPCA’s confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.