Glasgow & West Scotland

Appeal over 'sickening' puppy attack in Glasgow

Image caption Anita is receiving treatment for her injuries

An animal charity has appealed for help in tracing a man who dragged and kicked a puppy along a Glasgow street before leaving it there with a broken leg.

The Scottish SPCA said the "sickening attack" on the 12-week old female husky-type pup happened on Great Western Road at 12:00 on Tuesday.

A woman who witnessed the attack intervened and took the dog to a vet.

The puppy, which has been named Anita, is currently receiving treatment for its injuries.

Nicki Scott, senior inspector with the Scottish SPCA, said: "This was a brutal attack on a defenceless little puppy.

'Brave lady'

"We believe the man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was approximately 5ft 5in tall, with dark hair and was wearing a dark grey jacket and blue jeans.

"Thankfully a very brave lady challenged the man, and then two work men got out of a van and also got involved, at which point he flung the dog's lead at them and made off.

"If it wasn't for these people stepping in then Anita's fate could have been much worse, so, we're glad she is now safe."

Ms Scott said the charity was keen to speak to anyone who saw the attack or who recognises the puppy or knows its owner.

The charity said the anyone found guilty of causing an animal unnecessary suffering could be banned from keeping animals, jailed for up to six months and fined up to £20,000.

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