The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found in Seaton, Aberdeen, bearing injuries consistent with being involved in an animal fight.
Our officers have been conducting enquiries into the dog’s whereabouts prior to being found at Aulton playing fields on 19 September. We are now extending our search and appealing to the public for help.
Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn said, “The dog is a two to three year old female, fawn coloured Staffordshire bull terrier crossbreed.
“Veterinary examination has revealed that her injuries and scarring are consistent with having been involved in dog fighting.
“Some of her scars are up to a year old, but her most recent injuries may have been sustained shortly before she was found. She also has a large surgical wound on her abdomen showing she has undergone some form of invasive surgical procedure.
“We have spoken to various local veterinary practices but no-one has any records of treating this dog so we are now appealing to the wider community to come forward with any information they might have.
“She is quite a distinct dog and anyone who has seen her being walked is likely to have noticed the scarring to her face.
“We are urging anyone who recognises the dog and knows who may have owned her to call our Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999. All calls are treated in the strictest confidence and information can be left anonymously.”
Animal fighting is a criminal offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. Maximum sentences include up to 12 months in prison, a £20,000 fine or both.