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FISHY BUSINESS: Pet owners warned by Scottish SPCA after an aquarist left a tub of fish in water on a wall on Planefield Road in Inverness

By Louise Glen

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An Inverness mum was shocked after her child found live fish on a wall on her walk home from school.

But quick thinking Julie Blakley, from Dalneigh, contacted the Scottish SPCA who took the fishy friends into its care.

The fish, that were found on Planefield Road , appear to have been left in order that someone would find them - but Scottish SPCA officers say any pet that is no longer wanted must be rehomed, rather than abandoned.

Ms Blakley said: "My child found the tub sitting on a wall on Planefield Road. Whoever left these fish there should be ashamed."

The fish were collected by the Scottish SPCA.

Scottish SPCA animal rescue officer, Jamie Cherry, said, “We were alerted to three fish found outside a property on Planefield Road, Inverness on 6 October at around 4pm.

“The fish were in a tub with water so it may be that whoever left them intended for the fish to be found, however this is not the correct process to follow if you can no longer care for an animal.

“Anyone who finds an animal in distress or needs advice if they’re struggling to care for an animal should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999."

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