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The Scottish SPCA have launched an appeal for information after a dog with a number of serious health complications was found in Ferguslie Park area of Paisley last week.

A female Staffordshire bull terrier dog had a hugely inflamed and ulcerated mass on her lip when she was found.

She also had overgrown nails, and a number of other health conditions which were causing her an extensive amount of suffering.

Sadly the dog, who did not have an identification chip, was put to sleep after a veterinary examination.


Photo: The female Staffordshire bull terrier was put to sleep
Photo Credit: SSPCA

The SSPCA has now appealing for information to trace the dog’s owner.

Scottish SPCA inspector, Isla Bell, said, “The dog is an older female, and is mostly dark brindle in colour. She has four white paws and a white chest.

“She was not microchipped or wearing a collar or any tags.

“After a veterinary examination, it was discovered that she had an inflamed and ulcerated lip which affected her teeth. It had likely been this way for a long period of time, and would have been extremely painful.

“She also had overgrown nails, and a number of other health conditions which were causing her an extensive amount of suffering.

“Sadly veterinary advice was given to put this dog to sleep due to the severity of her condition, as there was no way to fix the amount of pain she was in.

“If anyone recognises this dog or has any information on this incident they can contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”


Photo: The seriously ill Staffordshire bull was put to sleep after advice from vets
Photo Credit: SSPCA

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