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'Badger baiting' dog found abandoned in Gretna

Lurcher-cross Bruce was found abandoned in Gretna Photo: Scottish SPCA

Animal charity the Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a dog suspected of being used for badger baiting was found abandoned in Gretna.

The Lurcher cross was discovered with serious injuries on Friday and was taken to a vet clinic in Carlisle.

“He has been named Bruce and is currently receiving veterinary care for his extensive injuries. We’re hopeful he’ll make a full recovery but we’re keen to speak to the people responsible for his condition.”

– SPCA inspector

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the SPCA's animal helpline on 03000 999 999.