Two budgies have been discovered abandoned by a charity clothing bank in Midlothian.
The birds were found by a member of the public in Cameron Crescent, Bonnyrigg on Thursday November 2.
They were discovered in a cage that was covered by a plastic bag after the person heard chirping near a clothing bank.
The budgies were taken to a nearby vet where one of them later died.
The remaining budgie is being cared for at one of the Scottish SPCA’s animal rescue and rehoming centres.
Senior Inspector Jenny Scott said, “The budgies were found in a tiny cage covered with a plastic bag. They had been left beside a charity clothing bin in cold and rainy conditions with no food or water.
“Thankfully a member of the public found them mid-morning and took them to a nearby vet. However, sadly one of the budgies later died.
“We appreciate that whoever left the budgies may have intended for them to be found but this is not the correct way to give up a pet if you can no longer care for them.
“The remaining budgie is now in the care of one of our animal rescue and rehoming centres.
“If anyone recognises these budgies, or has any information about their circumstances, they should call our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”
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