Cat And Dog Left Unfed For Weeks
August 20, 2013:
Scottish SPCA Is Appealing For Help
Animal rescuers are caring for a cat and dog left unfed in an empty flat for at least two weeks.
The emaciated pets were discovered in a property in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.
Scottish SPCA is appealing for help to trace the animals’ owner.
The Jack Russell-terrier cross-breed was found severely dehydrated and weighing less than half his ideal weight. The dog remains critically ill.
The long-haired black cat, also underweight, is now in Scottish SPCA’s care.
They were found in an empty flat in Beechwood Drive last Thursday after a report that the tenant had not been seen for two weeks.
Inspector Elaine Lindsay said: “The dog and cat had been left inside the living room and they had no food or water available. The living room door had been jammed shut so they had no access to the other rooms.
“No one has seen the tenant in around two weeks and, unfortunately, our investigation has not yet led us to them. This is a serious case of neglect and we are very keen to find the person responsible for causing these animals such suffering.
“We would urge anyone with information to call our animal helpline to help us identify who this dog and cat belonged to.”
Information can be reported to Scottish SPCA on 03000 999 999.
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