Can you help find cruel own­ers who aban­doned Fernie

Rutherglen Reformer - - News From The Pews -

The Scot­tish SPCA is ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion af­ter a dog suf­fer­ing from a se­vere skin in­fec­tion was aban­doned in Ruther­glen.

Scot­land’s an­i­mal wel­fare char­ity was alerted on Fri­day (1 May) when a mem­ber of the public re­ported that the dog had been tied up for over two hours at Fern­brae Av­enue.

The York­shire ter­rier is now in the care of the Scot­tish SPCA’s An­i­mal Res­cue and Re­hom­ing Cen­tre in La­nark­shire, where he has been named Fernie.

In­spec­tor Stacey Er­win said, “Fernie has a re­ally bad skin con­di­tion which has re­sulted in hair loss. He was also cov­ered in fleas when he was res­cued and is suf­fer­ing from an eye in­fec­tion.

“He is a happy wee chap de­spite all his prob­lems but we are treat­ing this as a se­ri­ous case of ne­glect and we are keen to iden­tify his owner and find out how he came to be in such a bad way.

“If any­one can help us with our en­quiries we could ask them to con­tact us as soon as pos­si­ble on 03000 999 999.”

Aban­don­ing and caus­ing an an­i­mal un­nec­es­sary suf­fer­ing is an of­fence un­der the An­i­mal Health and Wel­fare (Scot­land) Act 2006 and any­one found guilty of do­ing so can ex­pect to be banned from keep­ing an­i­mals for a fixed pe­riod or life.”

Lost

Fernie the dog who was aban­doned in Ruther­glen

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