Thursday, 07 May 2015 04:48

Distinctive Dog Found In Lay-By

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a one-eyed dog was found in a lay-by in Ayrshire.

The Scottish SPCA were alerted on Monday (4 May) after the female lhasa apso cross shih tzu type dog was discovered next to the B742 between Maybole and Dalrymple.    

The distinctive dog is now in the care of their animal rescue and rehoming centre in Ayr, where staff have named her Annie.

Inspector Janet Proudlock said, "Annie was just sitting in the lay-by when a motorist spotted her.

"She could easily have come to serious harm on the road so we are very glad she was discovered by a kind person who helped her.

"Annie is a friendly, happy and sociable wee dog. She is a bit lean and her coat is dirty and quite matted but other than this she is in good condition.

"She is rather distinctive given she only has one eye. The vet said she may have been born like that and it doesn't seem to cause her any issues.

"We are keen to find out how Annie came to be there. At this stage it appears she has been abandoned but we have to consider she may have strayed or been stolen and dumped.

"If anyone recognises Annie we would ask them to call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999."  

Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. Anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.

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