Abandoned Scottish roadside dog in ‘considerable pain’ asleep
A dog left in ‘considerable pain and discomfort’ has been shot after being abandoned by a Scottish roadside.
The dog was found off the A96 and handed over to the nearby Scottish SPCA center in Banchory, Aberdeenshire on Tuesday May 10.
An elderly black and white spaniel, she was found in very poor condition and also suffered from serious dental disease and dry eyes.
She also had extremely overgrown fingernails, including one that was so long it curled into the pad of her paw.
The wound had been infected and covered with an old bloody bandage.
The dog was not microchipped or wearing a collar when she was found.
Scottish SPCA inspector Kathryn McCallum said: “Unfortunately, due to a large mass being discovered during his examination, the decision has been taken to put the dog to sleep and end his suffering on veterinary advice. .
“We understand that people’s circumstances can change, but that’s not the right way to abandon an animal.
“The dog would have suffered great unnecessary distress at a time when she was already in a lot of pain and discomfort.
“We urge anyone who recognizes this dog or has any information to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”
If anyone is concerned about an animal, the Scottish SPCA’s confidential animal helpline can be contacted on 03000 999 999.
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