Man charged after malnourished dog dumped at a Bathgate roundabout

A man has been arrested after a malnourished dog was found abandoned at a roundabout in Bathgate.

Friday, 19th October 2018, 7:36 pm
Updated Friday, 19th October 2018, 7:37 pm
The golden-coloured dog - described as a male Staffy-cross - was found near a roundabout on Blackburn Road in Bathgate. Picture: Contributed

Police were called when the animal was discovered in the early hours on Monday September 3, at Blackburn Road.

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The dog, which could barely walk, also had cuts and untreated abscesses on its body and was taken to an emergency vet.

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However it had to be put down the following day.

A 41-year-old man has now been charged in connection with the incident and is due to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Monday.

PC Kat MacKay said: “We are very grateful to the public for their support and assistance with our investigation.”