Dog was dumped on beach in a pillowcase

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A dog dumped in a pillowcase on an East Lothian beach had to be put to sleep to end her suffering.

Now Scottish SPCA officers are appealing for information from anyone who knows who was responsible for abandoning the elderly terrier on the Whitesands Bay beach at Dunbar.

The SSPCA were called in by police after a member of the public found the dog on Tuesday, October 4.

Inspector Steph McCrossan said: “This poor dog was found near the Barns Ness Lighthouse.

“We couldn’t be sure how long she was left there for but we think it was at least a couple of days.

“She was very weak and sadly, she did not last the night.”

The dog was microchipped, but the chip details were out of date so couldn’t be used to trace who she recently belonged to.

Inspector McCrossan said: “To abandon an animal in this way is unbelievably cruel and callous and we want to find the person responsible.

“We’re asking anyone with information to contact us urgently on 03000 999 999.”

Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

Anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.