Heartbreak as desperately ill elderly dog abandoned on his own on streets

A DOG has been put to sleep after being abandoned on his own on the streets in a terrible state.

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The French bulldog was found on Caledonia Street in Paisley, Scotland, by a member of the public on February 14. The dog, thought to around 11 years old, had a severely ulcerated eye, could not use his back legs and refused to eat.

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He was put to sleep after vets advised it was the kindest thing to do.

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for anyone with information about the French bulldog to contact them.Chief inspector Laura McIntyre said: “The dog was a male, fawn French bulldog.

"We estimate him to be around 11 years old and he was not neutered.


The dog was put to sleep after vets advised it was the kindest thing to do (Image: SCOTTISH SPCA)“He was microchipped to an address in Falkirk but was reported missing from this address in June 2021.

“The dog was in generally poor condition, and was suffering from a severely ulcerated eye.

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"He could not use his back legs and would not eat.

“On veterinary advice it was decided that the kindest thing to do would be to put him to sleep and end his suffering.

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“We’re keen to find out how the dog came to be in the area in such poor condition and why he was left alone when he was clearly unwell and in pain.

“There is a vet on this street and we are unsure if someone has tried to leave him outside of the vets hoping he would be found.

Why do they do that? When dogs kick after going to the bathroom, they are using the scent glands on their paws to further mark their territory.

"However, this is not the correct procedure to follow.

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“If anyone has any information on this incident they can contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999."

French bulldogs have become a fashionable breed in recent years but they are prone to a number of health problems.

They are flat-faced which can often cause issues with breathing.

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