The Scottish SPCA have asked for information about three stray ferrets found near Newtown Primary School, writes Jason Holland.
A woman spotted two ferrets while walking her dog near a school at around 4.30pm on Thursday, July 4. She managed to catch one of the ferrets but the other one escaped.
The next night she returned to the same area and was able to catch the second ferret. The following day, while walking her dog in the same area, she was alerted by children to the presence of a third of the mammals that died shortly after being discovered.
The other two females are now being cared for by Scottish SPCA staff at its Edinburgh base, and have been named Gemma and Jessie.
Anyone with information can call the Scottish SPCA’s animal helpline on 03000 999 999.