Probe launched after 'bizarre spate' of tied up pigeons found on streets

The Scottish SPCA say they have received a number of similar reports dating back to April this year.

Probe launched after ‘bizarre spate’ of pigeons found tied up on Glasgow streets Getty Images

Pigeons have been found tied up on a Glasgow street prompting an investigation by animal welfare officers.

A member of the public reported the latest incident on Calder Street in the city on September 3.

Another report was made of three pigeons tied to a fence on Allison Street.

The Scottish SPCA have issued a warning to the public after receiving a “bizarre spate” of reports of similar instances going back to April this year.

Scottish SPCA acting chief inspector, Lesley Boyce, said: “The caller said they had also found three pigeons tied to a fence on Allison Street which they had freed.

“When our animal rescue officer attended this incident, the pigeon had black thread wrapped around their legs.

“Sadly, the thread was wound so tightly that it had cut off circulation to the pigeon’s legs and the bird had to be put to sleep to prevent further suffering.

“Police Scotland have also been made aware of these incidents.

“We would like to remind the public that it is an offence to deliberately harm or kill an animal.

“If anyone has information about these incidents they should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”

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