Dumped at a Scottish train station alongside a suitcase containing a “pillow, toy, food bowl and food,” a dog named Kai is likely to find a new ride home, thanks to more than 100 adoption offers.
According to the Scottish SPCA, the 2- to 3-year-old Shar-Pei mix was found tied to a railing outside the Ayr train station (about 40 miles southwest of Glasgow) on Jan. 2, next to a suitcase.
"The suitcase had a number of the dog's belongings, including a pillow, toy, food bowl and food," reads part of a Jan. 6 press release from the animal welfare charity.
Because the dog was microchipped, the SPCA was able to determine his name, Kai, and the identity of a previous owner who'd sold Kai to someone else online in 2013.
"Unfortunately, they could not tell us the address of the person who bought him," said SPCA Inspector Stewart Taylor, according to the press release. "This case highlights the potential consequences of selling an animal online as it often leads to the impulse buying of pets that people know very little about."
The SPCA considers the abandonment a "cruel incident" that warrants investigation to identify the person responsible. Under Scotland's Animal Health and Welfare Act, anyone convicted of abandoning an animal could be banned from owning or supervising one again.
“If anyone can help, we would ask them to get in touch as soon as possible," the SPCA stated.
In the meantime, the SPCA is looking after Kai, described by the animal-welfare group as "a lovely dog with a nice nature," until he can find a permanent home.
Emma Smith, a Scottish SPCA spokeswoman, told TODAY.com via email that more than 100 people have offered to adopt Kai, but the animal-welfare charity is going to look after him for a little while longer.
“Kai needs an operation on his eyes, which is why he'll be with us a few more weeks until he's rehomed,” Smith added.
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