THE Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a severely emaciated dog was found on Ayr Beach.
A member of the public contacted Scotland’s animal welfare charity after they discovered the tan female lurcher on Sunday January 6.
Scottish SPCA Inspector Kerry Kirkpatrick rushed the one and a half year old dog to a vet where she was given fluids. She is now continuing to receive treatment in the charity’s care, where she has been named Honey.
Inspector Kirkpatrick said: “Honey is severely underweight and every bone is clearly visible to see and touch. She also has puncture wounds on her head which may be a result of a bite by another dog.
“The vet said the injury is only a few days old but thankfully it has healed and isn’t infected. Honey has now been put on a weight gain diet and we’re hopeful she will make a full recovery.
“A dog doesn’t become this underweight overnight and we are therefore treating this as a case of suspected cruelty. We would appeal to anyone who knows who may have owned Honey to come forward.”
Causing an animal unnecessary suffering is an offence 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 the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.