Scottish SPCA appeals for information after wounded dog found in Dalkeith

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a male lurcher was found with wounds to his neck and body on August 28.

Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 11:39 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd September 2021, 11:40 am
The Scottish SPCA would like to trace the owners of the male lurcher found in Dalkeith. Photo: Scottish SPCA.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted to the dog after a member of the public found him in Dalkeith Country Park and took him to a local vet.

Scottish SPCA inspector Tracy Dow said: “The lurcher was found with injuries to his neck which are similar to those inflicted in a dog fight.

“His eyes were also bloodshot which suggests trauma to the head.

The lurcher was found with injuries to his neck . Photo: Scottish SPCA

“The lurcher is microchipped but the contact details may be out-of-date.

“He is understandably nervous but we are providing him with the care he needs in one of our animal rescue and rehoming centres.

“We would like to trace the owners. If anyone recognises this dog and if so, we would urge them to contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999. Calls can be treated confidentially.”