Appeal after dead dog washed up at sailing club in Fife

An animal charity has launched an investigation after a dead dog was washed up in Newburgh.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 10:42 am

The grim discovery was made near the town’s sailing club on the River Tay on Friday, April 9.

The female dog was discovered beside a boat ramp by a member of the public who contacted the Scottish SPCA

Kelly McGuire, animal rescue officer, said, “It’s estimated the female dog was quite young and potentially had a brown coat.

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The Scottish SPCA is investigating the grim find

“Due to loss of fur and length of time she was in the water, we are unable to ascertain what breed she is. She is a medium sized dog with angular features.

“At the moment we have no reason to believe there was any foul play involved in her death but we are keen to find out the circumstances surrounding how she came to be in the water.

“It could be that she got away from her owner and unfortunately drowned.”

Contact the SSPCA helpline on 03000 999 999.

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