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Case ID: 18848
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011

Disposition: Open
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Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

A severely emaciated dog, dumped in a housing scheme, has been deemed one of the worst cases of animal neglect ever seen.

The Scottish SPCA (SSPCA) is appealing for information after a male collie cross was found dead behind a block of flats in Southdeen Avenue, Drumchapel.

Council workers alerted the SSPCA to the appalling condition of the one-year-old dog when they arrived to remove its body from the area on Tuesday November 8.

It is thought his body had been dumped where it was discovered.

The Post was sent a photo of the dog's body when it was discovered but due to the disturbing nature of the image we felt it inappropriate for print.

Senior inspector Billy Linton said: "This is one of the worst cases of starvation we have ever been involved in.

"The vet who examined the body was also very shocked and had never seen anything like it.

"A collie cross would normally be around 20kgs but this poor dog weighed only 7kgs.

"The dog had absolutely no muscle mass and appears to have starved to death.

"He also had very overgrown claws which would suggest he had not been outside for some time before he sadly died.

"We believe his body was dumped where it was found as he would have been incapable of walking due to his emaciated state.

"This is an extremely serious case of neglect and we need to find the person responsible for causing this dog such horrific suffering.

"Anyone who recognizes this dog and knows who might have owned him should call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999. All calls are in the strictest confidence."

If you have information on this case, please contact:
Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline
03000 999 999


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