A toy poodle has been found wandering the streets of Aberdeen.
Named Argyle, according to his microchip, the distressed dog was taken to Mrs Murray’s Cat and Dog home after he was found near Denmore Road.
Due to the extent of matting, staff at the home had to clip the hair on his face so he could open his mouth and eat.
Vets then had to completely shave him and he required extensive dental treatment.
The Scottish SPCA were alerted by Mrs Murray’s Cat and Dog home due to his condition, with the charity now looking to trace his owners.
Scottish SPCA Inspector Fiona McKenzie said: “Mrs Murray’s Cat and Dog Home contacted us because the toy poodle was so terribly matted when he came into their care.
“They immediately had to clip his face just so he could open his mouth and eat properly.
“He was then taken to a vet where his entire coat had to be shaved and he received extensive dental treatment.
“A dog of this breed requires regular grooming and maintenance of their coat.
“This is a duty a responsible owner should provide.
“We are investigating the circumstances of his condition and hope the public can help us in identifying his owner.
“He is a 10-year-old, entire male toy poodle with the tip of his ear missing.
“According to his microchip, his name is Argyle.
“Unfortunately, his details are still registered to his breeder but he may have been rehomed previously in the Peterhead area.
“If anyone recognises Argyle we’d urge them to contact us as we are keen to identify his owner.”