A heartless thug shot a dog in its face and left it on the side of a road so it could die in pain, said a new report.
The cruel thug is currently being searched by the authorities.
According to official reports, the incident happened in Fife, Scotland.
The poor dog was found cowering at the side of the A823 road near the local recycling center, which is was in Dunfermline on Friday.
The police said it was on the evening of February 5, 2021.
The Scottish SPCA was alerted to the dog after a passer-by discovered the dog on the road.
The animal was handed to the Inglis Veterinary Centre, where staff treated a large wound to her hind leg as well as injuries to the face.
The dog was shot with pellets.
Stephanie Ross, a Scottish SPCA Inspector, 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 of the Fife Police Division, Police Scotland, released a statement about the incident, saying that they have launched an investigation.
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.
If you have any incident about the incident, you can contact the authorities on 03000 999 999 or Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2421 of 7 February.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the dog, may they recover fast.