Presenting what is likely to be today's saddest animal story.
Meet Kai, a shar-pei crossbreed between two to three years old who was found tied to a railing outside a railway station with a suitcase containing a pillow, a toy, a bowl and food.
The Scottish SCPCA, which found him abandoned in Ayr, were able to find his name because the dog is micro-chipped, but the former owner said they had sold Kai via Gumtree two years ago, and did not know the address of the person who bought him.
This case highlights the potential consequences of selling an animal online as it often leads to the impulse buying of pets that people know very little about.
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. If anyone can help we would ask them to get in touch as soon as possible.
- Inspector Stewart Taylor
The Scottish SPCA said Kai is a "lovely dog with a nice nature", and will look after him until a "permanent and loving home" can be found.
Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. Anyone with any information is asked to call the helpline on 03000 999 999.
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