Dog found abandoned in East Lothian with maggot infestation in open wound

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a stray Border Collie had to be put to sleep due to the extent of its injuries.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 12:38 pm
Updated Friday, 15th May 2020, 1:28 pm
Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

The animal welfare charity picked the dog up from a layby on the B1377 from East Linton to North Berwick on Wednesday 13 May.

Scottish SPCA inspector Emma Phillips said “The male dog was found collapsed with a wound to his back end.

“He had fly strike and a maggot infestation in the open wound.

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“We immediately took him for veterinary attention but the poor boy was suffering so much that the vet made the difficult decision to put him to sleep.

“He was black and white, overweight, and had a green slip collar on. We are hoping someone recognises him as we are keen to speak to the people responsible for the condition he was found in.

“If anyone has any information about who the dog belonged to or how he was abandoned in this way, please contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999. Calls can be treated confidentially.”

Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. Anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.