Lamb rescued from barbed wire fence

A lamb has been rescued after being found tangled in barbed wire in Edinburgh.

April is being cared for. Picture: Scottish SPCA

The Scottish SPCA was alerted on Thursday after a member of the public spotted the female lamb in a sticky situation just off the A1 close to Tranent.

The animal is now in the care of the Scottish SPCA’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming centre where staff have nicknamed her April

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Animal rescue officer Melissa Maitland said: “Unfortunately April doesn’t have an identification tag or a chip so we’re appealing to anyone who recognises her to get in touch.

April is being cared for. Picture: Scottish SPCA

“It’s likely April hasn’t travelled too far so we’re hoping someone will realise she’s missing and come forward. If not we’ll find her a new home.”

If you recognise April, please call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.