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Dog Left For Dead Under 'Pile Of Rocks' In Scotland

Joanna Freedman

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Dog Left For Dead Under 'Pile Of Rocks' In Scotland

Featured Image Credit: Scottish SPCA

Animal charity Scottish SPCA has reported one of the worst animal abuse cases it has ever seen, after spotting a dog buried under some rocks.

The border collie, named Jack, was found buried somewhere in the Scottish highlands - the exact location hasn't been revealed.

The pooch was saved after passing hillwalkers heard him crying, and was found to have multiple skull and jaw fractures when vets took him in.

He also had to have surgery to remove the damaged to his eye and teeth.

Jake took weeks to recover from his horrible injuries (Credit: Scottish SPCA)
Jake took weeks to recover from his horrible injuries (Credit: Scottish SPCA)

The pup was found "on the brink of death" and needed weeks of veterinary care.

Describing tending to the scene, animal helpline and inspector Yvonne Sloss said: "This was truly one of the worst cases I have ever experienced.

"When I first saw Jake I felt shock, sadness and disbelief that someone had deliberately done this to him.

"His head was so swollen and he was in a terrible way. We didn't think there was any way he would make it."

The pooch has now been taken in by a Scottish SPCA inspector (Credit: Scottish SPCA)
The pooch has now been taken in by a Scottish SPCA inspector (Credit: Scottish SPCA)

"He was in a comatose state when we arrived at the vet where he received emergency treatment.

"Miraculously, Jake survived the night. It was only when he was transferred to our Glasgow vet clinic that we found out how bad it actually was.

"Poor Jake was in need of a lot of care to help him recover both mentally and physically."

He had to have treatment for almost six weeks to recover from the horrible injuries he had obtained.

The dog was given the name Jake after being taken in, and he has now found a new forever home with SSPCA inspector, Mark Greener - who was also at the scene.

The dog was found at an undisclosed location in the Highlands (Credit: PA)
The dog was found at an undisclosed location in the Highlands (Credit: PA)

He said: "Jake required specialist care and it took time for him to come round and really heal.

"It took him a while to trust me but now that he does, we're bonded forever."

Mr Greener added: "We are always outside and Jake loves to play.

"I really couldn't imagine life without him now. I'm so thankful to the passers-by who found Jake. Without them he may not have survived that day."

If anyone is concerned about an animal, contact the Scottish SPCA's confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999 if you're in Scotland, or the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999. You can support the Scottish SPCA here and the RSPCA here.

Topics: Pet, Life News, Life, Animals, Dogs

Joanna Freedman
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