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Appeal for information after sick dog found in Coatbridge

Image of a white and tan Staffordshire bull terrier with a large mammary tumour

We are appealing for information after seriously ill Staffordshire bull terrier was found on 12 January.

The dog was found as a stray and handed in to Coatbridge police station by two members of the public.

Scottish SPCA inspector Jack Marshall said, “The dog was a female white and tan Staffordshire bull terrier.

“Unfortunately she was not microchipped or wearing a collar when she was found.

“The dog was in generally poor condition and was also suffering from a huge mammary tumour, which had ruptured. On further investigation it was discovered the tumour had spread to her chest.

“On veterinary advice it was decided that the kindest thing to do would be to put her to sleep and end her suffering.

“We’d like to speak to the members of the public who handed her in so we can get some more information on the circumstances in which she was initially found. The two members of the public who handed her in are both male. One was between 5'7 and 5'8 in height with a short beard, dark clothing and beanie hat and the other was approximately 6ft, well-built and wearing a grey jacket

“We’re keen to find out how the dog came to be in this condition and why she was left alone when she was clearly unwell and in pain. While we appreciate veterinary treatment can be expensive, this is not the correct procedure to follow if you can no longer take care of an animal or afford medical treatment.

“If anyone has any information on this incident they can contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”

If anyone is concerned about an animal, please do not hesitate to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.


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