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Emaciated dog handed into Fife vet dies during operation

Luna Image copyright Scottish SPCA
Image caption The Scottish SPCA has been unable to trace the dog's owner

A severely emaciated dog has died after being handed over to a vet by an owner who could not afford its treatment.

Staffordshire bull terrier Luna was handed into Vets for Pets at Pets at Home in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on Thursday 6 November.

The dog died on the operating table as it was too weak to survive the operation.

The Scottish SPCA has been unable to trace its owner.

Sarah Gregory, of the Scottish SPCA, said: "Luna was signed into the care of the vet as the man who brought her in didn't have enough money to pay for her treatment.

"Luna was around two years old and was very underweight. She was so weak that she died shortly after arriving at the vets.

"Unfortunately we have been unable to trace the person who handed her in and are keen to speak to him to find out why Luna was in such a terrible state."

She added: "It's thought he also has another dog, so we're appealing to this person or anyone who knows him to get in touch."

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