Guinea pig remains missing after animal theft from city farm

The critter, named Mary, has yet to be found following the incident on Wednesday morning.

Guinea pig remains missing after five animals stolen from LOVE Gorgie Farm in Edinburgh Gorgie Farm
Missing: Mary the guinea pig

A city farm is appealing to the public for information after one of their guinea pigs remains missing after an animal theft on Wednesday morning.

LOVE Gorgie Farm in Edinburgh appealed to members of the public on Facebook after a rabbit and four guinea pigs were stolen at around 11.30am.

On Thursday morning, staff from the farm thanked the community who “went full detective” and helped to locate most of the animals.

But one guinea pig, named Mary, remains missing.

Staff from the farm told the public: “Due to all your support we have managed to recover all but one of our missing babies.

“Unfortunately Mary, our long haired black and white guinea pig, was not with them. This is an ongoing investigation and any information would be greatly appreciated.

“From all of us here at LOVE Gorgie Farm, thank you all so very much. Please continue to share and let’s hope Mary can be returned safely.

“All the animals rescued are fine, just a little confused but getting all the love and cuddles from staff.”

On Thursday, the farm’s Pet Lodge remained closed so workers could tighten security, give the returned animals a full health check and a settling in period.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Enquiries are ongoing after four guinea pigs and a rabbit were stolen from Gorgie Farm, Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. The incident happened around 11.30am on Wednesday, May 11.

“All animals apart from one guinea pig have been recovered and enquiries are ongoing to find it.

“Anyone with information that could assist is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2025 of Wednesday, May 11.”