A dog was dumped in a bin in Dundee and left to die.
The Scottish SPCA was alerted when a member of the public noticed the dog while disposing of their rubbish at Dundonald Street on Friday morning.
The male pointer crossbreed was severely malnourished, dehydrated and was unable to stand. He was immediately taken to a vet, who decided that the kindest and only humane option was to put him to sleep due to the severity of his condition.
Abandoning an animal and causing unnecessary suffering are offences under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. Anyone found guilty of doing so could be banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.
Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.