Wednesday, 27 May 2015 06:45

Dog Found With Severe Skin Condition

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found suffering from a severe skin condition in Paisley. 

The Scottish SPCA were alerted after the male Staffordshire bull terrier crossbreed was spotted at Tannahill Terrace in the early hours of Monday morning (25 May).

The dog is now in the care of our Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Cardonald, where staff have named him Copper.

Inspector Jennifer Connolly said, "Copper is in a really bad way. He is suffering from a horrendous skin condition all over his head and body which has resulted in a lot of hair loss.

"He followed a couple home in the early hours of the morning and they kindly took him in overnight before contacting us for help.

"Copper was constantly trying to scratch because he was so itchy but thankfully he is now receiving veterinary treatment in our care to help make him more comfortable.

"We are appealing to anyone who recognises Copper to contact us as we are very keen to trace his owner and establish how he came to be alone on the streets in this awful condition."

Causing unnecessary suffering to 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.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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