Pup found dumped in with rubbish

Biffa with animal care assistant Georgina Morris

By Cara Sulieman

A CALLOUS owner is being hunted after abandoning a young puppy in a bin cupboard.

The eight-week-old pup was rescued after a resident in the high rise flats heard his cries and went to have a look.

The black and white collie cross – named Biffa by staff at the Scottish SPCA – had been put in a box and left in the cupboard at an Edinburgh high rise.

He was found on Monday and has since been recovering at the charity’s rehoming centre in Dumbarton where he has become a hit with staff.

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Dog sex video man spared prison spell

By Michael MacLeod

A MAN who twice filmed himself having sex with his dog has been put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for two years.

John Kerr, 30, has also been banned from keeping animals as pets without permission from social workers.

He was caught when he left his mobile phone – containing videos of the disgusting attacks – behind a couch at a friend’s flat in Edinburgh’s Kirk Street.

The clips were reported to police, who told Scottish SPCA officers to seize the Staffordshire bull terrier from Kerr.

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Dog sex man snared after friend finds sick mobile phone video clip

By Paul Thornton

A MAN has had his dog seized after he was caught having sex with the animal in two video clips.

Police and Scottish SPCA officers seized the Staffordshire bull terrier from John Kerr, 30, after two recordings of him performing sex acts with the animal were handed to cops.

A friend of Kerr’s had found the clips on a mobile telephone which had been left at his flat.

After showing the movies to the dog’s previous owner, the friend handed over the phone to police who then charged Kerr with having unnatural connections with an animal.

During the police interview Kerr made full confessions and today (Tuesday) at Edinburgh Sheriff Court he pleaded guilty to having unnatural connections with a dog at a flat in the Capital’s Kirk Street.

He also admitted a charge of acting in a disorderly manner and committing a breach of the peace by allowing the animal to lick his private parts while he performed a sex act on himself.
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Tiny puppy found abandoned

Daisy was abandoned in a underpass

Daisy was abandoned in a underpass

By Cara Sulieman

A TINY puppy has been found wrapped in a pink blanket and abandoned in a city subway.

The six-week old pooch was rescued by the Scottish SPCA – who have named her Daisy – from an underpass in Edinburgh.

And now they are trying to find out who dumped the young dog so they can bring them to justice.

A member of the public found Daisy in the underpass at Calder Road in the Sighthill area on Sunday September 6 and called out the animal charity.

The ambulance driver who picked her up said Daisy has been shaken by her ordeal.

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Poorly pooch gets new loving home

Skye with owner Julie McElhinney

Skye with owner Julie McElhinney

By Cara Sulieman

A DOG with a rare eating disease has finally found a loving new home – after being put on display by desperate animal workers at the Royal Highland Show.

Blue merle collie Skye suffers a rare condition that means she finds it difficult to eat and needs to take daily medication.

The charity took her in when her previous owner couldn’t cope with the illness and the 18-month-old pooch was almost half the weight she should have been.

She had always attracted initial interest from visitors to the Scottish SPCA kennels.

But potential owners were put off by her medical history.

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Little girl reunited with her pet cat

Heather and Bo

Heather and Bo

By Cara Sulieman

A LITTLE girl who lost her pet cat on the same day as her doting granddad’s funeral has been re-united with the wayward kitty after a frantic fortnight long search.

Heather Wilson, five, was left distraught when Bo disappeared the same day that Barrie Wilson was laid to rest.

It was a double blow because he was the one who gave her the pet as a birthday present.

But a fortnight later the moggie turned up at the Scottish SPCA centre in Dunfermline in Fife where staff were able to track him back to the Wilson family for a surprise reunion.

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Ducks on the run in city centre

Urban ducklings

By Cara Sulieman

A FAMILY of ducks caused chaos in the centre of a Scots city as they tried to cross a busy main road.

The mum and her four offspring were waddling up from Princes Street towards George Street when eagle-eyed tram workers spotted them.

Worried that they would be killed by the busy traffic up ahead, workers tried to pen them in as they called the Scottish SPCA.

Daryl Young, 22, from Musselburgh, East Lothian, was one of the workers that come to their aid last Friday.

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