Canary found in Inverness Bus Station had broken wing
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A canary found in Inverness bus station has been put to sleep after it was found to have had a broken wing.
The bird, found on Monday morning in Margaret Street, was believed to have been forgotten by a passenger, before it was passed to Scottish SPCA inspectors.
It had been hoped that the "cute" bird would survive its ordeal, but under a vet's advice it was euthanized later the same day.
Scottish SPCA animal rescue officer Jamie Cherry said: “We responded to a report of a canary that had been found at the bus station on Margaret Street on September 7.
“Staff had managed to contain the canary but they were concerned as it appeared to be distressed.
“I immediately arranged for the bird to be taken to the vet, where unfortunately it was discovered to have a broken wing. Sadly the difficult decision was made to put the bird to sleep on veterinary advice."
Mr Cherry continued: “It’s very easy for pet birds to become frightened in an unfamiliar place and injure themselves trying to escape, which may be what happened in this case.
“Anyone who finds an animal in distress should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”
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