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Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010
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Two dogs were found abandoned in Kilsyth with elastic bands so deeply embedded in their necks that they had to undergo emergency surgery.
A member of the public discovered the two German shepherds in severe pain on Tak-ma-Doon Road and took them to a police station.
The animals were immediately rushed to a vet where the elastic bands were found so deeply embedded in their necks that it had cut through their flesh and muscle.
Both dogs, a male and a female aged about two and four-years-old, are now in the care of the Scottish SPCA.
Senior Inspector Nicki Scott said, "The dogs were suffering from horrific neck wounds when they were found.
"Elastic bands were found embedded in their necks and had cut straight through their flesh and muscle. The dogs were in severe pain and were immediately taken to the vet to receive treatment.
"They were both operated on to remove the elastic bands and clean the wounds which had become infected. The wounds will take a long time to heal and they are now on long term painkillers and antibiotics.
"The female dog is only about two years old and the male is about four years old."
She added: "They are inseparable so they have obviously lived together and they are both very friendly and good natured dogs.
"We really need to find the person who did this as it is a horrendous case of cruelty which caused the dogs a great deal of pain and suffering.
"We are appealing to anyone who recognizes the dogs to contact us. All information is treated in the strictest confidence."
The Scottish SPCA said causing an animal unnecessary suffering is a serious offense that carries stiff penalties of up to a maximum of 12 months in prison, a fine of up to £20,000 or both.
Anyone found guilty of doing so can also expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.
Anyone with information relating to the two dogs should contact the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.
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