The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned outside an East Lothian pub.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted after the elderly female Staffordshire bull terrier was discovered outside The Burgh public house on Musselburgh High Street on Friday evening.

The dog is now in the care of the Scottish SPCA’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Balerno where she has been named Myrtle.

Scottish SPCA Chief Inspector Paul Anderson said, “We have been told a man and woman were in the pub with Myrtle that afternoon.

“They went outside at around 5.30pm and apparently had an argument, resulting in them walking away in different directions and leaving Myrtle behind.

“No-one at the pub recognised the pair and they are described as being in their late thirties and of average height and weight.

“We are very keen to trace these two people and would ask anyone with information to contact us.

“Myrtle is a lovely dog in good condition and she’s now receiving the care she needs.”

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.