Dog abandoned in train station with his own suitcase

Kai
On Jan. 2, 2015, a dog was found abandoned at a Scottish train station next to a suitcase containing all his possessions in the world — a dog bowl, food, a pillow and toy.
The dog, a male shar-pei named Kai, was found sitting with a leash attached to a banister at the Ayr railway station on Jan. 2, according to the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
Officials were able to determine the dog’s name because Kai had been microchipped by a previous owner. When they contacted that individual, he said he had sold Kai in 2013 but did not have any information on the new owner — the person who left Kai in the train station.
Scottish SPCA Inspector Stewart Taylor said in a press release:

“The dog is microchipped and we were able to find out his name is Kai.
We contacted the owner registered to the microchip, who stated they had sold Kai on Gumtree [Scotland’s version of Craigs List] in 2013. Unfortunately they could not tell us the address of the person who bought him.
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.
Regardless of the fact Kai was left with his belongings, this was still a cruel incident and we are keen to identify the person responsible. If anyone can help we would ask them to get in touch as soon as possible.
Kai is around two to three years old and is a lovely dog with a nice nature. We will look after him until we can find him a permanent and loving home.”

Abandoning an animal is an offence in Scotland under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2006 and anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.
Anyone with information is being urged to contact Scottish SPCA’s Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.
H/t ABC News

UPDATE:

Fin Rayner

Fin Rayner


The person who abandoned Kai at the train station has been identified — 39-year-old Fin Rayner, from Aberdeenshire. Her story is that she had bought Kai from someone online. But when she met up with the seller at the train station, Kai wasn’t the same good looking dog in the online picture, so Rayner just left Kai there. That is most ironic because IMHO, Kai is much better looking than Rayner.
The heartless irresponsible woman insists she did nothing wrong.
The silver lining to this story is that the Scottish SPCA has received many inquiries from across the world to adopt Kai. (Daily Mail)
~Eowyn

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Glenn47
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Glenn47

This is very sad indeed, but maybe the new owner passed away or suddenly had serious financial problems and didn’t want to take him to a shelter that would most likely put him to sleep. Or maybe he became to much to handle or started biting. I wonder if the old owner is being honest and if he passed on the registration paperwork. Maybe the new owner sent them in. It breaks my heart, but hopefully he won’t be abused. Are there cameras in the area where he was found? I hope for the best of the beautiful dog, and… Read more »

Northerngirl
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Northerngirl

That picture broke my heart. I have 5 dogs and I could not imagine doing this to any of them EVER!! I am totally taken aback daily at how callous and unfeeling people are becoming. It’s as if they have social Novicane to things they should be able to feel for. It’s not a good trend and it’s a scary forewarning to what is coming in this world. Once empathy leaves people they are capable of anything evil.

 
truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

I’m gladdened and not at all surprised that so many have showed interest in adopting this dog. I’ve long believed that laws regarding the mistreatment of Pets should be NO LESS severe than those regarding Child Abuse. Therefore,I hope the charges this (woman?) face are very harsh. She should be spayed,and not allowed either children or animals for life. (I could give her a couple of points off for including the bag with the dog’s belongings,but THAT was probably done by the previous owner. Close,but no cigar.)

 
josephbc69
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Altogether one more story of irresponsible behaviour and a refusal to accept even minimal responsibility.

 
Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

I would like to ‘steak her out somewhere,” but let access to food and water be “just out of reach.” Did she really think that dog was going to be able to open the suitcase to get some food, find a water fountain to fill his water dish, get his bed out so he could rest???” That woman is a freakin’ abusive monster. I certainly agree–the dog is far better looking than she is, with her gargantuan penciled on eyebrows, and all. She could have at least taken him to a shelter and dropped him off. She is really quite… Read more »

Glenn47
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Glenn47

Probably not the best way for her to handle the bait and switch perpetrated on her. But, I am glad the dog will have a happy ending. Good people always step forward.

 
Ti
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Ti

Very attractive dog, and the luggage was a nice touch.
Not quite an atrocity. As a matter of fact I read in the Daily Puppy when interviewed the dog admitted he was thankful he wasn’t stuck with that dumb slut for the rest of his life.

 
BobToonist
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BobToonist

Truly a sad story, and I hope that worthless bitch is prosecuted for animal cruelty. Dogs are known for possessing unconditional love and devotion…. it’s a shame that humans are not similarly endowed.
A beautiful dog. The first thing that caught my eye was the leash seems to be stretched rather tightly, almost choking the poor shar pei (unless someone is actually holding the leash off camera. Hopefully, that is the case).
We have two ‘rescued’ golden retrievers, and I can’t imagine anyone being so abusive…..
Makes me ashamed of my Scottish heritage…..

 
joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this amazing post. I think Kai is a handsome and good-looking dog. Shame on Rayner! I agree with Dr. Eowyn that Kai is much better looking than Rayner herself. She should be held up to her same standards: abandon someone if they are not perceived as “good-looking” – speak of ugly, not only physically but spiritually. Anybody who would do this to such a beautiful dog, a creature of God, should receive justice in accordance with their judgment.