“Come on guys, it’s up to us public yet again to find the culprit, somebody must know someone who just got a puppy, now its suddenly gone, anything, please tell the police, no matter how trivial you think it is! Just look at those sad little eye’s…I can’t comprehend how anyone could do such a thing! One things for sure, they are dam cowards, who didn’t deserve the dog in the first place!!

A frail puppy found abandoned in a box in a Fife town is so badly injured vets may have to amputate one of its legs.

The pup was discovered last Sunday night in Methil.

Now the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) is seeking the animal’s owners.

Senior Inspector Steven Gray said it was ”inexcusable” they did not take the dog straight to a vet’s for treatment.

Scotland‘s leading animal welfare charity was called to rescue the five-month-old male collie cross from an address in Methil Brae on Monday.

The residents said they found the pup in a cardboard box on open ground between Methil Brae and Ossian Crescent about 11.30pm the previous evening.

The little black and white pup had suffered twobroken legs, leaving him in pain and unable towalk.

Mr Gray collected the puppy, who has been named Cody, and took him to a vet where he is still receiving treatment.

‘Cody has suffered trauma to two of his legs one is so severe that it may require amputation,” he said.

”I’ve no doubt this wee pup was suffering from a great deal of discomfort and stress when I collected him on Monday as he was completely immobile and had a very high temperature.”

Despite this, Mr Gray said Cody was a ”surprisingly resilient little guy” who had given no cries and appeared to be quietly enduring his injuries.

“Cody is a lovely-natured young dog so we can’t understand why anyone would abandon him while suffering from not one but two leg breaks,” he said.

Causing unnecessary suffering and abandoning an animal are both offences under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. Anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to face stiff penalties, including being banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.

Anyone who recognises Cody and knows who owned him should call the animal charity on 03000 999999.

News Link:http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Fife/article/23051/sspca-hunting-owner-of-puppy-found-with-two-broken-legs.html

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