Starved dog found abandoned


Boris is 4kg lighter than he should be and has skin and ear infections

AN underweight dog has been found abandoned tied up in a car park.

The black male spaniel, named Boris by Scottish SPCA staff, is also suffering from a

“chronic’ skin condition and an ear infection.

He was discovered by a member of the public on Saturday in a car park near Trinity Academy by Criaghall Road in Edinburgh.

It is estimated that he is around four to seven years old and that he weighs four kilograms less than he should.

He is now being looked after by Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Balerno.

Scottish SPCA Inspector June Chalcroft said:

“The dog was found tied up in a car park in the Trinity area of the city.

“We think he is approximately four to seven years old and he is in a very poor condition. He is extremely thin, weighing only 10kgs when ideally he should be about 14kgs.

“He is also suffering from a chronic skin condition and a painful ear infection.

“Whoever owned him was not feeding him adequately and did not seek the veterinary treatment he desperately needed.

“Although he was terrified when we picked him up, he has now come out of his shell and he is a lovely natured little dog.

“He is now receiving the veterinary care he needs and we’ll find him a loving new home once he has made a full recovery. “

Inspector Chalcroft urged anyone who recognises the dog to come forward.

“We are keen to identify who owned this dog as, not only have they committed an offence by abandoning him but they have also allowed his health to deteriorate to such a poor condition,’ she said.

“When he was found he was wearing a brown collar with

“woof’ on it but there was no identity tag or microchip to identify his owner.

“He has recently been professionally clipped so we hope that someone, possibly a dog groomer in the local area, will recognise him.

Anyone with information regarding Boris should call the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.


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