London: In a heart-wrenching incident, a dog was found abandoned at a railway station in Scotland along with his suitcase filled with his belongings including a pillow, toy and food bowl. A shar-pei crossbreed named Kai was found tied to a railing outside Ayr station in Scotland.
The Scottish Scotland's Animal Welfare Charity (SPCA) is appealing for information. "Regardless of the act, Kai was left with his belongings, this was a cruel incident and we are keen to identify the person responsible," a statement from the SPCA said.
The suitcase held a number of the dog's belongings, including a pillow, toy, food bowl and food, The Independent reported.
"The dog is micro-chipped and we were able to find out his name is Kai. We contacted the owner registered to the microchip, who stated they had sold Kai on Gumtree in 2013.
Unfortunately they could not tell us the address of the person who bought him," Inspector Stewart Taylor was quoted as saying. Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 and anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.
"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," Taylor said.