Rescue staff were forced to shave a matted 10-year-old poodle who was treated so badly it couldn’t eat properly.
The neglected animal, named Argyle, barely looked like a dog when it was found in Aberdeen with fur so tangled it could hardly see or open its mouth.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted to Argyle by Mrs Murray’s Cat and Dog Home, who care for lost and stray dogs and cats.
The dog which requires regular grooming had to receive extensive dental treatment after being rescued on 14 November.Man with glasses fetish forced woman to put on shades then pleasured himself
And the pooch is still being looked after by Mrs Murray’s Cat and Dog Home.
Scottish SPCA Inspector Fiona McKenzie, said: ‘Mrs Murray’s Cat and Dog Home contacted us because the toy poodle was so terribly matted when he came into their care.
‘They immediately had to clip his face just so he could open his mouth and eat properly.
‘He was then taken to a vet where his entire coat had to be shaved and he received extensive dental treatment.
‘A dog of this breed requires regular grooming and maintenance of their coat. This is a duty a responsible owner should provide.
‘We are investigating the circumstances of his condition and hope the public can help us in identifying his owner.’
Fiona added: ‘He is a 10-year-old, entire male toy poodle with the tip of his ear missing.
‘According to his microchip, his name is Argyle.Bin Lorry driver who killed girl, 14, by crashing into school bus is jailed
‘Unfortunately, his details are still registered to his breeder but he may have been rehomed previously in the Peterhead area.
‘If anyone recognises Argyle we’d urge them to contact us as we are keen to identify his owner.’
Anyone with any information about Argyle is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA confidential helpline on 03000 999 999.