An animal charity was today appealing for information after a dog was found tied up outside an Aberdeen block of flats.
The Scottish SPCA was alerted when a member of the public spotted the female crossbreed dog at Greig Court.
The dog, who was found on April 23, is now in the care of the charity’s animal rescue and rehoming centre in Drumoak, where a microchip scan has established her name is Holly.
Animal Rescue Officer Louise Alford said: “We cannot be sure how long Holly was tied up for, however the lady that rescued her thought she could have been left there alone for around 12 hours.
“Apart from slightly overgrown claws, she is in relatively good health.
“Although she is microchipped, we have been unable to trace her owner through the telephone number provided. We aren’t sure how Holly came to be there alone and can’t rule out the possibility she has been abandoned.
“We are asking people in the area with any information to call our helpline on 03000 999 999.”