The Scottish SPCA appeals for information after a severely emaciated dog was found in Helensburgh

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a severely emaciated Staffordshire bull terrier was found on the A818, or Black Hill, as it’s known locally.

Emaciated dog

We were alerted to the tan staffie by Police Scotland on 6 April after he was handed into them by a member of the public.

Inspector Laura McIntyre said, “We were notified by Police Scotland of a seriously emaciated dog who had been found on Black Hill.

“He is in a terrible state and has severe pressure sores on his back end, near his tail.

“We are keen to speak to his owner as soon as possible or anyone who can tell us more about this boy.

Emaciated staffie behind“He received much needed veterinary treatment and is currently being cared for at one of centres.

“We would urge anyone who recognises him or knows anything to contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”


Scottish SPCA volunteer with rescue cat


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