Dog found ‘freezing and scared’ after being tied to a pole and abandoned in woods

Bonnie the dog is said to be recovering after her ordeal
Bonnie the dog is said to be recovering after her ordeal

A dog is said to be recovering after being abandoned in local woodland.

The pooch, which has since been named Bonnie by animal welfare workers, was found tied to a pole in the woods at Foresters Lodge in Glenrothes.

The Scottish SPCA is now appealing for anyone who may know the dog or its owners to come forward.

Bonnie is now in the care of the charity’s rehoming centre in Balerno.

Scottish SPCA Inspector Robyn Gray said: “The poor dog was freezing and scared but we were able to get her over to our centre in Balerno and she is doing well.

“She was wearing a black and gold harness when she was found.

The harness Bonnie was wearing when found

“We would ask anyone who recognises Bonnie to contact us as we are keen to identify her owner and establish how she came to be there.

“Bonnie is super friendly dog and we will continue to care for her until we can find her a loving new home.”

Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 and anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to 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.