Lonely lovebird Keith hopes to be reunited with owners

Keith, the love bird is being cared for at the Scottish SPCA's'Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak.
Keith, the love bird is being cared for at the Scottish SPCA's'Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak.

The Scottish SPCA is looking for the owner of a stray lovebird which was found in Peterhead.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a resident of Landale Road in the town after they spotted the lost bird on Tuesday (July 23).

Now named Keith, the love bird is being cared for at the Scottish SPCA’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak.

Centre assistant manager Debbie Innes said, “Love birds tend to live in pairs and they become very bonded, so we’re worried there might be another love bird somewhere missing Keith.

“With the recent hot weather, it’s possible he’s managed to escape from home through an open door or window.

“We’re glad someone spotted Keith and contacted us for help as, with his bright feathers, he would have been vulnerable to predators such as wild birds and cats.

“It would be fantastic to return Keith home if he has gone missing.

“If no-one comes forward, we’ll soon be looking to find him a new owner.”

Anyone who recognises Keith is being asked to call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.

The Scottish SPCA is Scotland’s animal welfare charity and is separate from the RSPCA, which works in England and Wales.

The Scottish SPCA is the only animal charity in the UK able to report animal cruelty cases to the Crown, with reports sent to the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service.

It receives no government or lottery funding.

The Scottish SPCA does not put healthy animals to sleep.

In 2012, the Scottish SPCA animal helpline received 195,299 calls.

A total of 55 people were banned from keeping animals in 2012 following Scottish SPCA investigations.