BERWICKSHIRE residents are being urged to pass on any information to the Scottish SPCA following the death of two cats.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted after the felines were found dead near their home on Queens Road in Eyemouth on May 17 and 18 with dried up yellow foam around their mouth, as if they had been posioned.

Scottish SPCA Inspector Stephanie McCrossan said: “These cats were discovered with no visible injuries, just foaming at the mouth, so we’re extremely concerned.

“We are now in the process of having a post mortem examination carried out to confirm the cause of death.

“Pet owners in the area should be vigilant when letting their cats out of the house, and should supervise their animals where possible.

“The poisoning of domestic animals is a huge issue and we deal with a large number of complaints regarding poisonings.

“Poisoning an animal will cause a considerable amount of suffering and, in the majority of cases, a slow and painful death.

“Without any other evidence we cannot say whether these poisonings were deliberate or accidental so we are appealing to local residents to contact us if they have any information in relation to these concerning incidents.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.