A DEAD dog has been discovered stuffed inside a suitcase and dumped at a Scottish beauty spot.
The dark-coloured suitcase was discovered by a dog walker on Sunday night in woodland near Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh.
Inside was the emaciated remains of a cross breed dog.
Experts say the animal was already dead when put in the case and had been for at least 48 hours but said it was very underweight and should have received veterinary treatment.
.Senior Inspector for the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, John Toule, said: “A member of the public was alerted to the case by his dog after he ran over and started sniffing and scratching at it.
“Inside was a very thin adult male Staffordshire bull terrier, boxer type dog, white with black markings.
“There was also a blanket, ball and dog chew so it would appear that someone may have been trying to dispose of their pet.
“However, this dog should have received vet treatment and its condition may well have led to its death.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who recognises the description of the dog and can tell us who owned him, or anyone who spotted someone carrying the suitcase in the area.
“Anyone with information relating to the dog should contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.”