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Dog Abandoned at Train Station with Suitcase Full of Belongings

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Abandoned Dog, Kai, Alongside His Suitcase Of Belongings. Photo Via Scottish Spca
Abandoned dog, Kai, alongside his suitcase of belongings. Photo via Scottish SPCA

The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is looking for information about a dog that was found abandoned, tied to a railing at the Ayr Railway Station along with a suitcase full of his belongings.

The SPCA was alerted on Friday when the dog, a 2 – 3 year old male Shar-Pei mix, was found tied up outside of a train station. Beside the friendly dog, a suitcase containing a pillow, bowl, toy, and food was placed.

Officials checked the dog for a microchip and discovered his name is Kai. However, when they contacted his registered owners, they were told that Kai had been sold to an unknown person through an online classifieds service called Gumtree in 2013.

“Regardless of the fact Kai was left with his belongings, this was still a cruel incident and we are keen to identify the person responsible,” explained Scottish SPCA Inspector Stewart Taylor. “If anyone can help we would ask them to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Kai is a friendly dog with a great demeanor. The SPCA will care for him until a permanent home can be found.

Meanwhile, an investigation into the person that abandoned him will continue. Abandoning an animal is an offense under Scotland’s Animal Health and Welfare Act 2006. Anyone found guilty of such an act will be banned from animal ownership for either a determined length of time, or for life.

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