Body of dog discovered in suitcase with 'blood-soaked tumours'

A railway worker made the discovery while carrying out repairs on a line on Thursday.

Body of dog discovered in case near Glasgow railway line as Scottish SPCA launch appeal Scottish SPCA

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The body of a dog was found emaciated with numerous tumours in a suitcase near a Glasgow railway line.

The Scottish SPCA received a call from a railway worker who had been doing repairs near Glenmuir Drive in the Priesthill area of the city on March 2.

A large blue suitcase was discovered among shrubbery near the railway line which was giving off a strong odour. 

Scottish SPCA inspector, Isla Bell, said: “The area had lots of litter and the suitcase stood out because it looked clean and fresh. They opened the suitcase because it was giving off a strong smell and found the dog wrapped in blankets and towels inside.”

The dog is described as a female brindle and white crossbreed. 

When she was found she was very emaciated and in poor condition, with numerous masses and tumours on her stomach, one of which was wrapped in a nappy soaked in blood.

The dog’s nails were overgrown, with one growing into her paw pad, causing bleeding. The dog had no microchip and was not wearing a collar.

The animal charity are now appealing to anyone who may recognise the dog, or who has any information to get in touch to help piece together what happened to the dog.

Anyone with information can contact the Scottish SPCA’s confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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