The RSPCA is seeking the owner of a dog which is "lucky to be alive" after it was repeatedly shot with an airgun in Lancashire.
The one-year-old brindle-coloured lurcher was left riddled with 17 pellets, suffering a fractured leg and punctured lung.
It was found on Tuesday evening near Old Pepper Lane in Standish after a dog walker heard a bark and followed a trail of blood in the snow.
The lurcher was wearing an old blue collar with a blue and white speckled bandana wrapped around it.
It was rushed to an on-call vet and is now being cared for at a veterinary surgery in Standish.