Giant African Snails: Appeal launched for information after these unusual pets are dumped in East Kilbride
One of the snails had died by the time they were found by a member of the public
The Scottish SPCA are appealing for information after a tank of Giant African Snails was found in East Kilbride.
A member of the public contacted the animal charity after finding the pets, one of which was sadly dead.
The tank was dumped in a woodland area behind Hill View, and was found on July 5.
Scottish SPCA inspector Dawn Robertson said, “Sadly, invertebrates are not protected by legislation but owners have a responsibility to provide any animal in their care with the proper, specialist attention they need.
“The snails were found in woodland inside a broken tank. Sadly, one was dead and the other two were alive but barely.
“The team at our Lanarkshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre have been working hard to provide them with the care they need and to bring them out of their shell, so to speak!
“They tried to go in to hibernation to protect themselves but the team managed to get them out of it by changing their humidity and living environment.
“They are now doing really well and will be ready for rehoming soon.
“We’re pleased at how well the snails are doing but it doesn’t change the fact that someone discarded these animals like rubbish causing one of them to die.
Anybody with any information about this incident is encouraged to call the Scottish SPCA confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.
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