A deer has died after an apparent attack by a “pack of dogs” in Aberdeen.
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after the carcass was found near to Sheddocksley Sports Centre on Springhill Road on Sunday, February 17.
It is feared the deer was killed during an illegal hunt.
Scottish SPCA deputy chief superintendent Tom Gatherer said: “The Scottish SPCA is working with Police Scotland to catch those who are hunting animals such as deer by setting their dogs on them.
“Deer coursing is an illegal and barbaric crime which causes the deer horrific pain and suffering and a great deal of distress.
“Our key aim is to help tackle the killing of deer by dogs and reduce the number of animals that are exposed to suffering, which we are able to do when we disrupt organised hunting gangs.”