A heavily pregnant and injured dog has been handed into a police station.
The “severely emaciated” lurcher was discovered in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire on October 9.
Now in the care of the Scottish SPCA, the tan and white dog is being treated for fleas, sores on her legs and cuts on other parts of her body.
The animal charity is urging people with any information about the incident to come forward.
Scottish SPCA inspector Ally Campbell said: “The dog is a young, tan and white lurcher, who is heavily pregnant and severely emaciated.
“She was not wearing a collar when she was found, but did have a yellow strap around her neck.
“The poor dog also has fleas, sores on her back legs, and small cuts over other parts of her body.
“She is now receiving the care she needs at one of our rescue centres.
“If anyone has any information on this incident or recognises this dog, please contact our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”