A barbarous thug shot a canine in the face and left it to die next to the street.
Police have launched an investigation for whoever committed the terrible act, which occurred in Fife, Scotland, Daily Record reports. The tan shaded lurcher-type canine was found groveling at the side of the A823 street close to the local recycling centre in Dunfermline on Friday, February 5, night.
The Scottish SPCA was made aware of the episode after a bystander found the canine.
The frightened dog was handed into the Inglis Veterinary Center where staff treated a serious injury at her rear leg as well as wounds to the face brought about by pellets.
It was initially accepted she had been a survivor of a streetcar crash, yet a X-beam uncovered she had been shot.
Scottish SPCA controller Stephanie Ross said: “We were astonished to hear the vet had found a pellet in the dog’s face when she was X-rayed. We dread to think what would have happened to this poor dog if the member of the public hadn’t spotted her. She is currently receiving the rehabilitation she needs at one of our animal rescue and rehoming centres. We are working closely with Police Scotland to establish the circumstances around the dog’s injuries due to the use of a firearm in the incident.
We would like to find out what happened to the dog. If anyone recognises her or has any information on how she came to be in this situation they can contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999 or Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2421 of 7 February.“
Inspector Stephen Kay from Fife Police Division, Police Scotland, said: “We are working jointly with the Scottish SPCA to understand what has happened to this dog, however the results from the x-ray are very concerning.
“The use of a weapon and violence on an animal is wholly unacceptable and we would ask for the public’s support in identifying and tracing the person or persons responsible for this act.”