We are appealing for information after a pigeon was found with a six-inch nail through its beak in Glasgow.
We were alerted to the incident after a member of the public found the injured bird in a garden on Thane Road at around 3.20pm on 5 April.
Scottish SPCA senior animal rescue officer Paula Vallance said, “The nail had gone right through the pigeon’s beak and out the other side of the bird’s head.
“The only way this could have happened would be for someone to shoot the pigeon with a nail gun.
“This is a horrific incident that would have left the bird in a considerable amount of pain and distress.
“Sadly, the injuries were so severe that the decision was made to put the bird to sleep and end its suffering.
“If anyone has any information on this incident we would ask that they contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”