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Man cautioned over injured puppy dumped in Fife park

Image caption The puppy cannot walk because it has has two broken legs

A man has been cautioned after a puppy with two legs that were so badly broken one might have to be amputated was dumped in a box in a Fife park.

The 43-year-old was cautioned under Section 19 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

The Methil man, was cautioned for causing a dog unnecessary suffering by failing to provide veterinary help.

A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

The male Labrador-Staffordshire bull dog cross was found on open ground between Methil Brae and Ossian Crescent in Methil, at about 23:30 on Sunday.

The five-month-old dog had suffered two fractures, one to his left rear leg and another to his right fore leg.

The Scottish SPCA said he was in pain and unable to walk.

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