An animal charity is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned in an Aberdeen park.
The Scottish SPCA was alerted after a member of the public found the Staffie cross-type dog tied to bushes without any water in Stewart Park in Aberdeen yesterday.
The dog, named Naomi by the charity, is now in the care of the Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Drumoak.
Inspector Fiona McKenzie said: “We cannot be sure how long Naomi was tied up for, but in this extremely hot weather it wouldn’t have taken long for her to dehydrate.
“We’re hopeful that someone will recognise her and contact us as we are keen to identify her owner and establish how she came to be there.”
Abandoning and causing an animal unnecessary suffering animal 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.
Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.