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Appeal as dead dog found in suitcase in Aberdeen

The suitcase Image copyright Scottish SPCA
Image caption The suitcase was found on Farquhar Road in the Torry area of Aberdeen

The Scottish SPCA has appealed for information after a dead dog was found inside a suitcase in Aberdeen.

The discovery of the German shepherd - thought to be about 11 - was made by a member of the public on Farquhar Road in the Torry area of the city.

The animal charity said the dog had been in a poor condition, although the cause of death has yet to be established.

The discovery was made on Wednesday 30 April.

Ch Insp John Carle said, "This poor dog appeared to be very underweight and it looks as though someone has just dumped her like rubbish, as she was found next to communal bins.

"She was a female German shepherd around 11 years old and was wearing a collar with no identification tag.

"A vet report concluded that she was in very poor body condition.

"Our inquiries are ongoing and we are keen to speak to anyone who recognises the description of the dog and can tell us who owned her, or anyone who spotted someone carrying a suitcase in the area."

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