THE Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a sick pregnant Yorkshire terrier was found abandoned in Bathgate.
The dog was found tied to a bin by a cable around her neck on Saturday by a member of staff from the Riverside Vet Surgery on Mid Street.
Following immediate treatment, it was revealed the dog was in process of giving birth to a stillborn puppy.
She was given an emergency caesarean where it was discovered that the rest of her litter were also dead.
Senior Inspector Stuart Murray said: “This was a horrific case of animal cruelty.
“This dog was already in a very vulnerable position with being pregnant but to be dumped in this way is unbelievably cruel and callous. The distress she would have gone through is unimaginable and we are asking anyone in the area who has any information to call us.
“Thankfully she is now doing well despite her traumatic ordeal and has been offered a loving home by the vet who found her.”
Anyone with information is being urged to contac the Scottish animal helpline on 03000 999 999.