The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after an elderly crossbreed was abandoned in a communal bin. The discovery was made by a member of the public on Dundonald Street in Dundee. The dog received veterinary help, but sadly had to be put to sleep.
SPCA chief inspector John Carle said, "The dog was estimated to be between 10 and 12 years old so we have to consider that he may have been abandoned due to his age, which is unthinkably cruel.
"This poor dog would have been absolutely terrified and was suffering a great deal when he was found."
The dog was found five days ago, on the morning of April 15.
Mr Carle continued, "We think it's possible he was put into the bin late on Thursday night or in the early hours of Friday morning when it was dark.
"He was wearing a black nylon collar and had a black bag wrapped around his body from his waist down, but we don't know if he was fully inside the bag when he was dumped."
CCTV is being checked in the hope of finding the person responsible, and anyone who knows the possible identity of the dog's owner should call the Scottish SPCA's animal helpline on 03000 999999.
Featured image via the Scottish SPCA.