AN animal welfare charity has revealed that the Tele's recent 'tail' about three abandoned dogs has had a happy ending.

There was outrage from members of the public in Inverclyde when we revealed that the animals had been abandoned in Greenock.

Three Caucasian shepherd dogs were left in a parked van for several days in Sutherland Road two months ago.

Residents had raised the alarm after rallying round to give food and water through a narrowly-opened window.

One animal lover was so worried that he forced open the van and took the dogs to animal welfare activist Allison Black at Brueacre Kennels in Inverkip.

Allison, who described the situation as 'heartbreaking' immediately called in the authorities.

The animals were then taken into the care of the Scottish SPCA, who launched a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

Staff from the organisation have now managed to find good homes for the dogs.

They had to undergo a period or rehabilitation first, following their dreadful ordeal.

Chief Inspector Elaine Lindsay of the SSPCA told the Telegraph: "Three Caucasian shepherds from the Greenock area came in to the care of the Scottish SPCA on 17 September.

"The owner did not return for the dogs within the allocated timeframe so we then became the legal guardians of the dogs.

"We worked with our partners at Dogs Trust to rehabilitate and rehome the three shepherds."

The two female dogs are already settled with new families while the male dog will be with his new owners soon.

Ms Lindsay said: "We are delighted to say that the two female dogs have found their loving forever homes and the male dog is currently working with a family willing to welcome him in to their home."