Emaciated dog found with fly eggs in its head
Toby, a dog named by Scottish SPCA, has been found in Fife emaciated and with an infected open wound on its head, swelling around its eye and muzzle.
The dog, a young male Labrador crossbreed was discovered at the bottom of an embankment near Binnend, Burntisland on Saturday. According to the BBC News, the officers who examinated the pet found hundreds of fly eggs that had been laid in the head wounds. The dog was only found when another dog refused to leave the area until his owner had investigated. The dog, which has been named Toby by staff, has been taken to a local vet surgery for treatment before being transferred to the Scottish SPCA's Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre for further care and rehabilitation.
The dog is being treated by the Scottish SPCA. Anyone found guilty of causing an animal unnecessary suffering faces up to 12 months in prison, a £20,000 fine or both and ban from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.
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Text and image source: BBC News