Dog remains found on Loch Leven clean-up investigated

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The remains of a dog found by volunteers during a roadside clean-up could not be identified by an SSPCA officer.

The animal’s body was found in a bin bag on the B863, on the banks of Loch Leven, by volunteers who gave up their Saturday to tidy up the high and low roads.

The remains were picked up along with piles of rubbish, including car tyres and empty bottle of alcohol.

Chairwoman of Kinlochleven Community Council, Yvonne Rosie, reported the incident. She said: ‘Sadly, the remains of the pooch were no more than bones and they had been there for some time.

‘The SSPCA officer was fairly sure there were no suspicious circumstances, she did have her scanner but there was nothing to scan; it appeared to be that of a small/medium size dog perhaps a collie from the size of bones/skull. A very sad end for any animal, no one should dispose of them in this way.

‘I’m not expecting any further action on this matter but thank the SSPCA and dog warden for coming down and investigating.’

If you wish to report an injured or distressed animal, the SSPCA can be contacted on 03000 999 999.